The Planning Commission uses the Zoning Ordinance, General Plan, staff recommendations, public input and its individual and collective judgment to make decisions and/or recommendations on various planning applications such as: rezones, conditional use permits, variances and tentative subdivision maps.


Residency: According to Section 2.24.030 of the El Cajon Municipal Code, applicants must be a resident of the City at the time of applying for a commission and shall continue to reside in the City during the term of office.


Members are required to file a Form 700 according according to provisions of the Political Reform Act, the Fair Political Practices Commission, and the City's Conflict of Interest Code.

TERMS: Terms are for four years.

MEETINGS: The Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, with the exception of only one meeting in December.

CONTACT: Community Development Department (619) 441-1741

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