Planning Commission

Established in 1946, the Planning Commission envisions Santa Monica as a city of wellbeing, sustainability, and equity, and seeks to balance the many needs and priorities within our community in accordance with the City’s General Plan and Specific Plans. The Commission acts through open and civil discourse that is informed by public input, impartial analysis, and best practices in land use and planning.


Current members, applicants, vacancies, and appointment application



  • After a public hearing thereon, recommend to the City Council the adoption, amendment or repeal of the Master Plan, or any part thereof, for the physical development of the City
  • Exercise such control over land subdivisions as is granted to it by the governing body of the City and by the laws of the State of California
  • Make recommendations concerning proposed public works and for the clearance and rebuilding of blighted or substandard areas within the City
  • Exercise such functions with respect to zoning as may be prescribed by ordinance.

Meetings & Minutes

The Planning Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, California.

Discretionary applications that require a public hearing and the date of the next hearing may be found on the Case List. Float-up discussions for applications that have not yet been formally filed may also be found on the case list.


Remote Public Comment (In Effect until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted)

In lieu of attending the meeting, the public is strongly encouraged to submit their written correspondence and written public comment on agenda items via e-mail to  Written public comment submitted before 12:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting will be available for online viewing.  Oral public comment can be made by pre-registering to speak on the Request to Speak online form posted with each agenda.  Please note that at this time, speakers will not be able to cede time to other speakers.  At this time, we are unable to accept visual aids as part of your oral testimony.   


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