Planning Commission

Established in 1946, the Planning Commission acts "To promote the health, safety and general welfare by encouraging the most appropriate use of land; provide adequate open spaces for light and air; prevent undue concentrations of population; lessen congestion on streets; facilitate adequate provisions for community utilities and facilities such as transportation, water, sewage, schools, parks and other public requirements; and, designate, regulate and restrict the location and use of buildings, structures and land for residents, commerce, trade, industry and other purposes." [SMCC 1007]


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  • 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.

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