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Planning Commission
City Ordinance No. 135
IMC 5-3-101

Building and maintaining one of America's most beautiful cities takes enormous management. The Planning Commission gives advice to the City Council in accordance with the community's desired standards.

The Planning Commission meets at 5:30 pm on the first and third Thursday of each month. Meetings take place in the City Council Chambers at Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine.

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Implements the City's General Plan and Zoning Code through the review and approval of discretionary applications for land development; advises the City Council on amendments to the General Plan and Zoning Code.

Supporting Department
Community Development

The decisions on many land use applications are final unless appealed to the City Council.

The Planning Commission provides recommendations to the City Council on zone changes, General Plan amendments and other matters.

Appointments by City Council
Five (5) members at large are appointed by the City Council. Currently, the following individuals serve on the Commission:

Chair Anthony Kuo
(Appointed by Steven Choi)

Vice Chair Lynn Schott     (Appointed by Jeffrey Lalloway)

Chair Pro Tem Greg Smith(Appointed by Christina Shea)

Commissioner Mary Ann Gaido
(Appointed by Beth Krom)

Commissioner Harvey Liss(Appointed by Larry Agran)

Land Use Planning and Development Standards
Advise the City Council on all proposals to develop or amend the City's planning policies and standards, including general Plan Amendments and Zone Changes.
Development Review
Render decisions on applications for the use and development of land including subdivisions, conditional use permits, sign programs and master plans; make recommendations to the Council on development agreements, annexations and other applications; rule on appeals of decisions made by the Zoning Administrator.
Special Project
Make recommendations to the City Council on a variety of programs, studies or issues as directed by the City Council.

Advisory Bodies to the Planning Commission

  • Community Service Commission
  • Subdivision Committee