Planning Commission

Regular Meetings:
Carmel-by-the-Sea's Planning Commission Meetings are open to the public. Regular meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, located on the east side of Monte Verde Street between Ocean and Seventh Avenues.

Tour of Inspection:
Held at 3:15 p.m. the day of the meeting at the site of the first item on the Tour Agenda.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To develop and maintain a General Plan;
  2. To develop Specific Plans as may be necessary or desirable;
  3. To review Environmental Impact Reports and Initial Studies;
  4. To periodically review the Capital Improvement Program of the City;
  5. To conduct public hearings, review evidence, and determine requests for use permits, variances, rezoning, and land use Code amendments;
  6. To interpret the meaning and intent of the City's Land Use Code;
  7. To hear and render decisions on appeals of determinations made by administrative staff,
  8. To determine the consistency with the General Plan of capital improvement projects and programs;
  9. To review and act upon design review and design study applications.

Current Planning Commissioners:
Michael LePage
Keith Paterson
Don Goodhue
Jan Reimers
Ian Martin
City Staff Member

Click here for Carmel-by-the-Sea Planning Commission Agendas & Minutes