Spending Time On Rancho Santa Margarita's Planning Commission
Anne has served as one of your Planning Commissioners for almost 3 years and has worked with City Staff and local business applications. She has also served as the Planning Commissioner Chair person for one year.
The Planning Commission consists of 5 members appointed by a majority vote of the City Council. Members must be residents and registered voters of Rancho Santa Margarita and normally serve 2-year terms.
As stipulated by California law, the Planning Commission advises the City Council in developing and drafting land use and planning legislation, including the General Plan, specific plans, and implementing ordinances such as the Zoning Code. The Planning Commission also makes recommendations to the City Council regarding land use, reviews proposed development for consistency with the Zoning Code and the General Plan of the City and for compatibility with the surrounding neighborhood and environment.
The Planning Commission also performs a quasi-judicial function by deciding whether particular projects or requests presented meet requirements of the General Plan, Zoning Ordinances, and/or state law. Decisions of the Planning Commission may be appealed to the City Council.