City Hall 970 E Ventura Street City Council Chambers Santa Paula, CA 93060
Virtual Public Comment Card
Any individual who wishes to submit a public comment may do so prior to the meeting by using the virtual public comment card (Link). Comments may also be made in person at the meeting. Individuals who wish to speak at a meeting should obtain a comment card either at the entrance of the council chambers upon arrival or from the clerk. Comment cards should be completed and returned to the clerk as soon as possible. Any individual submitting documents for review by the Planning Commission or for admission into the administrative record is encouraged to do so as early as possible to allow sufficient time for review prior to the meeting.
Confirm Meeting Dates
Planning Commission meetings may be cancelled periodically due to the lack of business items. Please call the Planning Division at 805-933-4214 in advance to confirm meeting dates.
Agendas & Minutes
Meeting agendas are posted at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting on the city website and on the bulletin board in front of City Hall. Minutes are available following approval.
The Planning Commission is comprised of five residents of Santa Paula who are appointed by the City Council and serve four-year terms.
Elyssa Vasquez, Chairperson Date Appointed: October 2018 Term Expires: October 2022
Gail ’Ike’ Ikerd, Vice Chairperson Date Appointed: June 2019 Term Expires: June 2023
Aaron Dunkel, Commissioner Date Appointed: May 2019 Term Expires: May 2021
Derek Fouarge, Commissioner Date Appointed: September 2019 Term Expires: September 2023
Jason Herber, Commissioner Date Appointed: October 2018 Term Expires: October 2022
Duties & Functions
The commission conducts public hearings, renders decisions and makes recommendations to the City Council on all significant development proposals and land use and development matters, including:
Design and improvement of subdivisions
General plan amendments
Other zoning, land use, or environmental policy issues
Historic Preservation Commission
The Commission also functions as the as the Historic Preservation Commission and appeal body for decisions of the Director.
Community Development staff supports both Commission and Council proceedings on land use matters by:
Developing environmental and procedural documentation as required under state planning and zoning, subdivision and California Environmental Quality Act laws for all entitlements and land use related actions
Preparing staff reports and specific recommendations
Scheduling and advertising public hearings
Community Development staff also supports Council proceedings on appeals of Commission actions.