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The Planning Commission (PC), established in 1982, is coordinated by the Design and Development Department and is comprised of five members appointed by the City Council. The Commission’s regularly scheduled meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The Commission’s primary function is to carry out the powers and duties as prescribed in the Planning and Zoning Laws of the State of California and the City of La Quinta Zoning Ordinance, as well as to serve as an advisory body to the City Council. The Planning Commission’s duties include developing and maintaining the City’s General Plan, consideration of new development applications, design review of new developments, development of specific plans, and similar planning duties.

For more information about the PC, contact us at cdd@la-quinta.org or (760) 777-7125.

For a list of current Commissioners, click here.

ABOUT AGENDAS, STAFF REPORTS AND MINUTES

The Minutes for the Planning Commission meetings will not be available until they have been approved at the next regular meeting.

The meeting agendas are typically available not less than 72 hours prior to each meeting and may be downloaded by clicking on one of the Event links below.

Staff reports (unsigned, without attachments) are available by clicking on the item titles listed on the agenda, but may not be the latest version, as the City of La Quinta reserves the right to make changes to staff reports prior to the beginning of each meeting.  The City also reserves the right to make changes to the order of items listed on the agenda.

For signed copies of staff reports, as well as any accompanying attachments, you may contact the Design and Development Department at (760) 777-7125 or cdd@la-quinta.org.


FOR AGENDAS FOR CURRENT MEETINGS, GO TO THE CALENDAR 

Planning Commission Meeting

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PLANNING COMMISSION
AGENDA

CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS
78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta

REGULAR MEETING on TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015 AT 7:00 P.M.

Beginning Resolution No. 2015-005

CALL TO ORDER

1.       Roll Call

2.       Pledge of Allegiance

PUBLIC COMMENT 

At this time members of the public may address the Planning Commission on any matter not listed on the agenda.  Please complete a “Request to Speak” form and limit your comments to three minutes.

CONFIRMATION OF AGENDA 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1.       Approval of the Minutes of February 24, 2015.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

For all Public Hearings on the agenda, a completed “Request to Speak” form must be filed with the Executive Assistant prior to consideration of that item.

A person may submit written comments to the Planning Commission before a public hearing or appear in support or opposition to the approval of a project(s). If you challenge a project(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to the public hearing.

1.    Environmental Assessment 2014-1001, Specific Plan 2014-1001, Tentative Parcel Map 2014-1001 (TPM 36745),
       Tentative Tract Map 2014-1001 (TTM 36744), and Site Development Permit 2014-1003 submitted by Griffin Ranch
       Investors LP proposing to subdivide approximately 40 acres into 78 single-family lots, a 3,600 square-foot community
       building with pool, patio, and barbeque areas, and expand the existing 2.1-acre pond to a 6-acre lake with several
       boating slips/dock areas.  Project: Estates at Griffin Lake. 
       CEQA: a Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact and associated Mitigation Monitoring Program
       have been prepared for consideration.
       Location: south side of Avenue 54, half a mile east of Madison Street.

       Memo Dated April 14, 2015 - Revised Conditions - Estates at Griffin Lake for Tentative Tract Map 2014-1001 (TTM 36744) and Site Development Permit 2014-1003

BUSINESS SESSION 

CORRESPONDENCE AND WRITTEN MATERIAL

COMMISSIONER ITEMS

1.       Report on City Council meetings of March 3, 17, and April 7, 2015.

2.       Commissioner Blum is scheduled to attend the April 21, 2015, City Council meeting.

DIRECTOR’S ITEMS

1.       Electronic distribution of the Planning Commission packet.

2.       Planning Commissioners Academy – March 4-6, 2015, at the Fairmont    Newport Beach Hotel.

3.       Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Group Homes.

ADJOURNMENT

The next regular meeting of the Planning Commission will be held on April 28, 2015, commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA  92253.

DECLARATION OF POSTING

I, Monika Radeva, Executive Assistant of the City of La Quinta, do hereby declare that the foregoing Agenda for the La Quinta Planning Commission meeting was posted on the inside of the north entry to the La Quinta Civic Center at 78-495 Calle Tampico, and the bulletin boards at 78-630 Highway 111, and the La Quinta Cove Post Office at 51-321 Avenida Bermudas, on April 10, 2015.

DATED:        April 9, 2015                                                                              

MONIKA RADEVA, Executive Assistant
City of La Quinta, California

PUBLIC NOTICES

The La Quinta City Council Chamber is handicapped accessible.  If special equipment is needed for the hearing impaired, please call the City Clerk’s office at 777-7123, twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the meeting and accommodations will be made.

If special electronic equipment is needed to make presentations to the Commission, arrangements should be made in advance by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 777-7123.  A one (1) week notice is required.

If background material is to be presented to the Commission during a Planning Commission meeting, please be advised that eight (8) copies of all documents, exhibits, etc., must be supplied to the Executive Assistant for distribution.  It is requested that this take place prior to the beginning of the meeting.

Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the Commission regarding any item(s) on this agenda will be made available for public inspection at the Community Development Department’s counter at City Hall located at 78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, California, 92253, during normal business hours.


 

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