2.3.002 Creation of Planning Commission.

a.    Planning Commission. A Planning Commission is established to consist of five members appointed by the City Council in the manner prescribed in subsection (b) of this section.

b.    Method of Selection. Members shall be appointed to the Planning Commission by the City Council. Members of the Planning Commission shall be residents of the City.

c.    Applications for Planning Commission shall be made available and the closing date announced at least two months prior to the expiration of the Commissioner’s term to be filled.

2.3.004 Term of Office.

a.    Planning Commissioners shall serve four-year terms on a staggered basis, with appointment to be made by the City Council.

b.    No Planning Commissioners shall serve more than two consecutive terms, but following a break in service of at least four years, may again serve as a Planning Commissioner.

2.3.006 Removal or Vacancy.

Planning Commissioners serve at the pleasure of the City Council and may be terminated at any time by a majority vote of the entire City Council.

2.3.008 Absence from Meeting.

A member who fails to attend two consecutive regular meetings of the Commission or six meetings within a 12 month period, whether the six meetings are excused or not, will be deemed to have resigned their office and the City Council shall appoint a new member to serve in the resigned Commissioner’s place for the remainder of their term. To be excused from any such meeting of the Commission, a member shall make an application in writing or in person to the City Clerk, or her designee, at least 48-hours prior to any such meeting. If a Commissioner is unable to attend due to illness or injury, a statement by the member at the next regular meeting of the Commission shall constitute an excused absence

2.3.010 Time and Place of Regular Meetings.

a.    The regular meeting days for the Planning Commission of the City of Oakley shall be the first and third Mondays of each month, provided that if a regular meeting date is a legal holiday, the meeting may be held on the following business day.

b.    The regular meeting time of the Planning Commission of the City of Oakley shall be 7:00 p.m.

c.    The regular meeting place of the Planning Commission of the City of Oakley shall be in the Oakley City Council Chambers, located at 3231 Main Street, Oakley, California."

(Sec. 2, Urgency Ordinance No. 23-07, adopted December 10, 2007)

2.3.012 No Compensation.

Members of the Planning Commission do not receive compensation for attendance at Commission meetings, but are entitled to reimbursement for expenses incurred in the course of their duties upon approval by the City Council.

2.3.014 Election of Chair, Vice –Chair; Term.

At the first regular meeting following the appointment of new Commissioners of each calendar year, the Planning Commission shall select a chairperson and a vice-chairperson from among the Planning Commission members. The chairman and vice-chairman shall serve for a two-year term. Both positions shall rotate every two years.

2.3.016 Adoption of Rules.

The Commission shall adopt rules for the transaction of its business and shall keep a public record of its resolutions, transactions, findings and determinations.

2.3.018 Quorum.

Three members of the Commission constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

2.3.020 Powers and Duties of the Commission.

a.    Exercise all powers and duties prescribed by law, including consideration of matters referred to it by the Zoning Administrator, except those powers and duties specifically reserved or delegated to other divisions of the planning agency;

b.    Initiate preparation of general plan, specific plans, regulations, programs and legislation to implement the planning power of the City;

c.    Be generally responsible for advising the legislative body of matters relating to planning, which, in the opinion of the commission, should be studied;

d.    Be the advisory agency as designated in the Subdivision Title of this Code for the purpose of actions involving subdivisions;

e.    Hear and decide all applications or requests for proposed entitlements estimated to generate 100 or more peak hour trips unless otherwise provided by ordinance or Council order;

f.    Hear and make recommendations regarding proposed development agreements; and

g.    Periodically review the capital improvement program of the City.

2.3.022 Planning Commission Alternates.


2.3.024 Residency Requirement.

All members of the Commission shall be residents of the City of Oakley. Proof of residency shall be submitted at time of application to the Commission through voter registration, utility bill at a physical address within the city boundaries. Residency shall be confirmed prior to appointment and maintained throughout the term served.