Planning Commission


  • 7 pm
  • First and third Monday of every month
  • City Hall
    Council Chamber
    300 E. Chapman Ave.
    Orange, CA 92866

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas for Regular Meetings are available 72 hours prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.  

Staff Reports


  • Ernest Glasgow
  • Doug Willits
  • Dave Simpson
  • Richard Martinez
  • David R. Vazquez

Terms of Office

  • Four year term

General Duties

  • Makes land use decisions in accordance with State law, that are consistent with City's General Plan goals and policies as formally adopted by the City Council.
  • Provides technical and advisory assistance to the City Council regarding land use matters.
  • Assists in formulating development policy.
  • Makes environmental assessments in accordance with CEQA provisions and the City's Environmental Review Guidelines.
  • Hears and decides applications for conditional use permits, variances, major site plan reviews, negative declarations and appeals of administrative actions, decisions by the Zoning Administrator and Design Review Board.
  • Makes recommendations to the City Council on applications for zone changes, tentative tract maps and environmental impact reports, and amendments to the City's zoning ordinance and general plan.
California Government Code Section 87200 requires each member to file annual statements of economic interests.

Desirable Qualifications

The Commission shall consist of 5-members who shall have their primary residence in the City. Commission members shall have general knowledge of land use and development. (Qualifications revised August 22, 2006 per Resolution 10112). The duties are set forth in state law and Section 17.08.020 of the Orange Municipal Code.