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. View the Planning Commission 2019 In Review report. 

Meetings: First & Third Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall Civic Chamber.

Staff Liaison:

Christopher Koontz, Planning Bureau Manager, (562) 570-6288