Development Services

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 Development Services 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 the first and third Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Long Beach City Hall Civic Chambers (411 W. Ocean Blvd.)

Pursuant to the State of California's latest Executive Order AB-361, the Planning Commission meetings will also be held via teleconference. Members of the public who have joined by web or by phone will have the opportunity to offer verbal public comment during the meeting.

To participate in these meetings virtually or by phone, please use the following options:

Join online
Join by phone: 213.338.8477
Meeting ID: 927 4212 9521

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