The city of Santa Barbara is looking for a representative to serve on the Planning Commission for a standard four-year term.
The city’s Planning Commission dates back to 1923 and the group has a long history of decision making that shapes the local land-use policies and development standards. The commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the physical development of the city, including amendments to the general plan, local coastal plan and zoning ordinances.
The commission also makes key decisions on individual projects, such as land divisions, coastal development permits, nonresidential development, and conditional use permits, among others, according to a news release.
The group meets on the first, second and third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m., as well as on an as-needed basis, officials said.
Those interested in serving on the Planning Commission can contact the City Clerk’s Office at 805-564-5309. To learn more about the position, including the qualifications and online application, visit www.santabarbaraca.gov and view the “Boards and Commissions” page.
The application deadline is Feb. 14. The City Council will interview applicants for the vacancy on Feb. 25 during the council meeting.