The Planning Commission works in conjunction with the Planning Division and is responsible for evaluating and making determinations on a variety of land use matters for both long range and short-range planning, conducting public hearings on significant planning, zoning and land subdivision matters, such as specific plans, subdivision maps, conditional use permits and rezones.
The Planning Commission is comprised of seven residents appointed by the City Council and meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive.
Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the Planning Commission meeting and minutes are available after approval. In addition, the city offers residents and visitors the opportunity to view Planning Commission meetings via the Internet.
Trails Master Plan Update
The City of Carlsbad just released the final draft and environmental analysis of its Trails Master Plan, a blueprint for how city trails will be developed and managed in the future. The public can provide comments on these documents through May 5.
Carlsbad Cultural Resource Guidelines Update
The City of Carlsbad City Council will receive a presentation on the city’s comprehensive update to the 1990 Cultural Resource Guidelines. The final document is the Carlsbad Tribal, Cultural and Paleontological Resources Guidelines, and provides a comprehensive approach for the city, consultants, property owners and the public to use in addressing historic, archaeological, paleontological and tribal resources within Carlsbad. The final document reflects revisions after receiving comments on the public draft released in July, as well as comments from the Historic Preservation Commission and the Planning Commission. The presentation of the document to the City Council is scheduled for the September 26, 2017, City Council meeting.