Planning Commission

Planning Commission Vacancies

There are no vacancies at this time

Overview

The Planning Commission approves or makes recommendations on land development proposals and environmental findings; ensures the Capital Improvement Program is consistent with the General Plan; makes recommendations on maintaining land use regulations through zoning ordinance amendments, zone changes, and General Plan amendments; and makes recommendations to the City Council on land use and environmental policies and programs.

Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Council Chamber, 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B.

Agendas & Minutes

The agenda and related items are posted on the Thursday afternoon prior to the regular Planning Commission meeting. They are also available in the Development Services, Administration, Parks and Recreation, and City Library.

Public Attendance at Meetings

In compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, the Council Chamber is open for public comment, including public seating available at limited capacity. Citizens are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Commissioners may choose to participate via conference call.


The City Council is making every effort to follow the spirit and intent of the Brown Act and other applicable laws regulating the conduct of public meetings in order to maximize transparency and public access. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (661) 267-5151 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Members

Commission MembersPositionDistrictEmail
Term Expires
Stacia NemethChairDistrict 3Email Stacia NemethJune 2023
Bart AveryVice Chair At LargeEmail Bart AveryJune 2023
Christina Fraga-SaenzCommissionerDistrict 1Email Christina Fraga-SaenzJune 2022
Dean HendersonCommissionerDistrict 2Email Dean HendersonJune 2022
V. Jesse SmithCommissionerDistrict 4Email V. Jesse SmithJune 2022

Commission Facts

  • The Planning Commission is made up of five members
  • Four are appointed from districts and one is appointed at large
  • Planning commissioners serve a two-year term and receive $100 compensation per meeting attended.