Planning Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month
  • Yorba Linda City Council Chambers
    4845 Casa Loma Avenue
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Members

Member Details

Members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the City Council for a four-year term. A member may serve up to three four-year terms.

Vacancies

The City Council of the City of Yorba Linda is seeking applications from Yorba Linda residents to fill three (3) vacancies on the Planning Commission.  Those appointed will serve a four-year term which will begin in January 2019.  View vacancy and application information on the Commission Information page of the City website.

Purpose

California Government Code Section 65100 requires every city to establish local responsibilities for implementing state and local land use and zoning regulations. Chapter 2.28 of the Yorba Linda Municipal Code established the Yorba Linda Planning Commission, which consists of five residents from both the private and public sectors of the community, each of whom bring an expertise to the commission, whether it be in urban planning, architectural or landscape design, citizen concerns, business needs, or engineering feasibility.

Responsibilities

  • Review various requests and proposals, including site plan and subdivision map approvals and rezoning and annexation requests.
  • Ensure that any new building, signage, right-of-way, or other proposal serves the best interest of the community at large and the zoning district in which it will be built.
  • Ensure that all citizens' health, safety, and rights are considered in any proposal or dispute.
  • Provide recommendations for any modifications and updates to the City’s General Plan and Zoning Code.

Audio-Visual Presentations

View City Council Policy A-25 (PDF) for guidelines about giving an audio-visual presentation at a Planning Commission Meeting.

Appeals

APPEALS TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION

Pursuant to Section 18.36.810 of the Yorba Linda Municipal Code, any determination, interpretation, decision, or similar action taken by the Community Development Director pursuant to the provisions of the title may be appealed to the Planning Commission within fifteen (15) days of the date the written determination, interpretation, decision or similar action is delivered or mailed to the person requesting such determination, interpretation, decision or similar action. When a timely appeal is filed, the appeal shall be considered by the Planning Commission at the next available meeting. The Planning Commission may affirm or reverse, wholly or partially, or may modify the determination, interpretation, decision, conditions of approval or similar action taken by the Community Development Director. The decision of the Planning Commission shall be rendered in writing and shall be final unless timely appealed to the City Council pursuant to Section 18.36.820.


Pursuant to Section 18.36.830 of the Yorba Linda Municipal Code, an appeal to the Planning Commission pursuant to Section 18.36.810 shall be filed with the Community Development Department on forms provided by the Community Development Director together with an appeal fee established by resolution of the City Council.

Application to Appeal Decision of the Zoning Administrator to the Planning Commission (PDF)

APPEALS TO CITY COUNCIL

Pursuant to Section 18.36.810 of the Yorba Linda Municipal Code, any decision of the Planning Commission may be appealed to the City Council within fifteen (15) days of the Planning Commission's decision by any person aggrieved by such decision or by any member of the City Council. When a timely appeal is filed, the appeal shall be considered by the City Council at the next available meeting as a public hearing item. Notice of the public hearing shall be given pursuant to Section 18.36.700(C). The City Council may affirm or reverse, wholly or partially, or may modify the decision, conditions of approval or determination made by the Planning Commission. The decision of the City Council shall be in writing and shall be final. An appeal to the City Council pursuant to Section 18.36.820 shall be filed with the City Clerk on forms provided by the City Clerk together with an appeal fee established by resolution of the City Council.

Application to Appeal Decision of the Planning Commission to the City Council (PDF)

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