Planning Commission

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The Planning Commission is comprised of seven Monrovia residents appointed by the City Council for a three year term. All positions are volunteer and receive no compensation. An elected official of the City may not serve on an advisory body concurrent with their elected term, and a Commissioner may serve on only one advisory body at a time.

The Commission oversees new development in the City to ensure that it complies with the City's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance and has the authority to approve conditional use permits, variances, parcel maps and hillside development permits. As an advisory body to the City Council, they review and make recommendations on applications for tract maps, amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance and the General Plan.

Follow decisions made by the Planning Commission on the Community Development Department "Over The Counter Blog", which posts updates after each monthly meeting. You can subscribe to the blog by entering your email into the "subscribe" section of the Blog's side menu, located in the upper right hand corner of the Blog page.

Agendas and staff reports are generally posted online a Thursday prior to their regular meeting date and are available using the "Agenda/Minutes" link on the ribbon above. Minutes are posted after they are adopted by the Planning Commission.

The Planning Commission meets on the Wednesday following the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 415 South Ivy Avenue. For more information, please call (626) 932-5565 or email


  • Keshia Carter-Bowen, Chair
  • Scott Austin, Vice Chair
  • Darrell Brooke
  • Robert McClellan
  • Cheryl Rose
  • Gary Schaeffler
  • Bill Shieff



Planning Division
415 South Ivy Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 932-5565