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. 

The Planning Commission meeting will be available in person and virtually pursuant to AB 361 issued by Governor Gavin Newsom. The public may attend and participate in person, virtually or by teleconference. Public Comment may be made in person, in writing, virtually and by phone. Written public comments can be submitted by email at These comments will then be forwarded to the Planning Commission. Written comments submitted the day of the meeting after 1:00 p.m. and during the meeting will be forwarded to the Commission but may or may not be reviewed by the individual Commissioners. Members of the public who have joined in person, virtually or by phone will have the opportunity to offer verbal public comment during the meeting. 

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Planning Commission Meetings

Meetings: First & Third Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

Staff Liaison:
Alison Spindler-Ruiz, Acting Planning Bureau Manager, (562) 570-6946