The Planning Commission holds hearings and renders decisions on land use matters including environmental review, subdivisions, site plan and design review, and variances. The Commission conducts special studies concerning land use issues and makes recommendations to the City Council concerning conditional use permits, zoning ordinances and general plan amendments.
Agendas are available prior to commission meetings.
Minutes are also available following approval.
A Planning Commissioner receives $125 per month.
The Signal Hill Municipal Code Sections 2.32.090(D), 2.36.070(D), and 2.80.052(D) states that a commissioner who misses any regular commission meeting due to an unexcused absence, shall not be entitled to receive that portion of their regular monthly salary for such meeting, except that if any additional regular or special meeting is held that month and the commissioner attends such meeting, then the commissioner shall be entitled to their regular monthly salary, without deduction.
The Planning Commission is appointed by the City Council to provide advice, insight, and guidance on matters dealing with land use and development in the city. Commissioners serve four-year terms. The Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and conditional use permits. The Commission also reviews and renders decisions on major development projects pursuant to the site plan, design review, and subdivision sections of the Municipal Code.
Signal Hill Municipal Code Sections 2.32.040, 2.36.020, and 2.80.045 states that no person who holds office in the city government or who is employed by the City shall be appointed to a commission.
Commission seats are filled through an application process. Interested residents including incumbent commissioners must apply. Commissioner candidates are interviewed and selected during a noticed public meeting of the City Council. Commissioners may serve on only one of the three commissions.