Community Development

Planning Commission

The seven-member Planning Commission (PC) plays a vital role in shaping the future development of Long Beach. Appointed by the Mayor, and confirmed by the City Council, the PC provides insight and leadership on all matters affecting land use and work together with Community Development staff, neighborhood groups, design professionals, and business owners to help create the best support and fulfill the interests of the community. 

While the Commission serves as an advisory body on matters related to Zoning and the General Plan, commissioners also serve as the public hearing authority for a variety of development applications. Throughout the year, the Commission reviews numerous requests from homeowners and developers, including requests for conditional or administrative use permits, standards variances, local coastal development permits, site plan reviews and subdivision requests. 

Planning Commission Meetings

Commission meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 5 p.m.

The Long Beach Civic Chambers are currently under construction for upgrades. While the Civic Chambers are unavailable, Planning Commission meetings will be held in person only at Long Beach Community College‚Äôs Liberal Arts Campus located at 4901 E. Carson Street, Building T, Room 110 (LBCCD Boardroom). 

Parking information: Parking is located in the PS 1 Parking Structure and will be free. Please park in the stalls marked student parking. The LBCCD Boardroom is west of the parking structure. See the map below for reference:

The Planning Commission meeting will be held in person. Public comment can be provided in person or by written public comment, which can be submitted to  

Staff Liaison:
Alison Spindler-Ruiz, Planning Bureau Manager, 562.570.6946