The Planning Commission consists of
six residents of the City of Calabasas (five regular members and one alternate
member) whose members are appointed by the City Council for a term of 2 years.
Along with all the powers, duties, rights, privileges and authorities provided
for by the law of the State of California, the Commission also:
||Prepares and recommends to the City Council a comprehensive long-term General Plan and
amendments and make reasonable and practical means for putting into effect the General
||Hears and makes recommendations to the City Council on any proposed zoning ordinance or
||Hears and decides applications for conditional use or other permits and applications for
exceptions or variances from the terms of the zoning ordinance
||Considers tentative maps of proposed subdivisions of land with recommendations to City
A. The commission shall consist of five (5)
members and one (1) alternate, who shall be lawful residents of the city
and electors during their respective terms of office. The city council
shall appoint the alternate. The city council may reappoint the
alternate to an unlimited number of terms.
B. Commissioners nominated by individual
councilmembers shall have a term lasting for the lesser of two (2) years
or until the expiration of the term of the councilmember who nominated
him or her. The alternate shall have a term lasting two (2) years.
Notwithstanding the expiration of a term, a commissioner or alternate
shall continue until his or her successor has been appointed.
C. If a vacancy shall occur other than by
expiration of a term, a new commissioner shall be appointed in the
manner as set forth above and shall serve the unexpired portion of the
D. The alternate may participate in
deliberations, but shall not vote unless at least one (1) commissioner
is absent or abstains from a matter due to an actual or potential
conflict of interest.
Each commissioner shall receive compensation in
the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each commission meeting
attended or such other amount as may be established by resolution of the
city council. No additional compensation shall be paid to commissioners,
but commissioners may receive reimbursement for actual and necessary
expenses incurred in connection with the performance of their duties. No
expense of any kind shall be incurred by the commission or any
commissioner, unless first authorized and approved by the city council.