The City of San Diego's Hearing Officers are designated by the City Manager and continues under the new Strong Mayor form of government. The Hearing Officers preside over public hearings and act on items such as permits, maps, variances and other matters in accordance with the San Diego Municipal Code.
Hearing Officers are subject to the California Political Reform Act and the City's Ethics Ordinance and are required to file Statements of Economic Interest. They must disclose any conflicts of interest and recuse themselves from the Hearing if necessary.
Hearing Officers are also subject to due process requirements and must conduct hearings in an impartial manner. Therefore, it is inappropriate to contact Hearing Officers to discuss any item that will come before them in a hearing. If such contact occurs, Hearing Officers may be subject to recusal from that item.
Hearings are typically conducted the first and third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m.
Unless noted in the agenda, meetings are held at:
City Administration Building
City Council Chambers, 12th floor
202 C Street, in downtown San Diego
All project information and material for Hearing Officer consideration must be submitted to the Recording Secretary seven calendar days prior to a hearing. You can submit information via:
Persons may address the Hearing Officer during the public comment section of the agenda on topics not listed on the agenda or may address the Hearing Officer during public testimony on each agenda action item. Speakers will usually have three minutes. Times may be altered by the Hearing Officer.