Planning Related Appeal Process decisions or determinations by the City's staff, Development Review Committee (DRC) or Planning Commission can be appealed by any interested person (applicant, neighbor, public official, or other interested party). The appeal process is described by Chapter 21.23.A of the Municipal Code.
Appealing Staff Determinations & Interpretations
An appeal of a staff determination or interpretation will be heard by the Planning Commission. There is no charge to the appealing party.
Any decision, determination or recommendation of the DRC may be appealed to the full Planning Commission. There is no charge to the appealing party. In the absence of an appeal to the City Council, the Planning Commission is the final authority on:
Conditional Use Permits
Lot line adjustments
Parcel and subdivision maps
Zoning Code interpretations
Appealing Planning Commission Decisions
Decisions and determinations by the Planning Commission are appealable to the City Council. Appeals to the City Council require a $200 deposit as adopted by City Council Resolution Number 03-66 (PDF) toward covering the City's processing costs, including required a public notices.