Planning Commission

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2020 Planning Commission 

 Bridget Carman, Chair
 Rick Edler, Vice Chair
Robert Medawar 
Robert Schachter
  Tim Scott
Victor Yoo
Tim Zigrang

The Planning Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council and strives to preserve  and enhance the City’s unique character by reviewing and regulating developmental proposals and by periodically updating the General Plan. The Commission also reviews and approves requests for other planning permits including zone changes, variances, neighborhood compatibility and precise plans of design for residential remodels, new residential and commercial development.

Upon recommendation of the Mayor and appointment by the Council, seven residents of the City serve as volunteers on the Planning each commission. In all cases, their actions are subject to review and final approval by the City Council. Each year, the City Council may appoint new Commissioners if a vacancy exists.

For questions regarding the appointment process or to submit an application, please contact Lauren Pettit, City Clerk at (310) 377-1577, ext. 102 or by e-mail at


Meeting Times: Regular meetings are held in the Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. the FIRST MONDAY of each month. For Planning Commission Agendas, Minutes and Video, please click HERE.

Qualifications: Each of the Commissioners must be a resident of the City and is appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the City Council.  Members of the Planning Commission may not serve the City Council nor on another City Commission simultaneously. Commissioners may not be City of Rolling Hills Estates employees.

Compensation:  No compensation is provided to City Commissioners

Correspondence: Written correspondence to  the Planning Commission may be forwarded to Planning Director, David Wahba.