Current Planning Commission Dockets and Brown Act Compliance - COVID-19 Public service announcement regarding meeting access and public comment.
Until further notice, Planning Commission meetings will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of California Government Code section 54953(e), added by Assembly Bill 361, which allows the City to use teleconferencing and to provide the public an opportunity to address the Planning Commission via a call-in option or an internet-based service option, during a proclaimed state of emergency. Additionally, the Planning Commission has approved Temporary Rules as amended on April 5, 2022, to be used until further notice.
During the State of Emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of public health and safety, some, if not all, Planning Commissioners may be participating in the Planning Commission meetings via a virtual teleconference platform. Members of the public in attendance at the Planning Commission meetings are encouraged to maintain social distancing in Chambers. Additionally, we are continuing to provide alternatives to in-person attendance for participating in Planning Commission meetings.
In lieu of in-person attendance, members of the public may also participate and provide comment via telephone, ZOOM, using the Planning Commission webform, or via U.S. Mail of written materials, as follows:
How To Speak to A Particular Item or during Non-Agenda Public Comment: In Person
Please fill out a speaker slip located at the entrance to Council Chambers. Indicate the item you wish to speak on as well as other requested information. Then submit it to the Chairperson at the box indicated near the speaker’s lectern at the front of the room.
Via Virtual Platform
When the Chairperson introduces the item, you would like to comment on (or indicates it is time for Non-Agenda Public Comment), raise your hand by either tapping the “Raise Your Hand” button on your computer, tablet, or Smartphone, or by dialing *9 on your phone. You will be taken in the order in which you raised your hand. You may only speak once on a particular item.
When the Clerk indicates it is your turn to speak, unmute your phone by tapping the Unmute button on your computer, tablet or Smartphone, or dial *6 on your phone.
Joining the Webinar and Offering Phone-in Testimony
To offer public comment testimony during a Planning Commission meeting, you need to first join the Zoom Webinar meeting online from your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or Smartphone, or by calling into the meeting from your cellular phone or landline.
The Planning Commission meetings will continue to be held virtually using the Zoom Webinar platform. Members of the public can offer public comment on agendized items or during Non-Agenda Public Comment by accessing the meeting online using a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or Smartphone, or by calling into the meeting using a Smartphone, cellular phone, or landline.
- To join using Zoom, visit: https://sandiego.zoomgov.com/j/1602771962
- To join by telephone: Dial 1-669-254 5252 or (Toll-Free) 1-833-568-8864
- When prompted, input Webinar ID: 160 277 1962
- To join by using iPhone one-tap:
- US: +1-669-254-5252,1614863189# US: 1-669-254-5252 or 1-646-828-7666 or 1-669-216-1590 or 1-646-828-7666
- When prompted, input Webinar ID: 160 277 1962
Providing Written Comment Through Webform
- Comment on Agenda Items, Non-Agenda Public Comment may be submitted using the webform indicating the comment type and item number (if relevant) for which you wish to submit your comment. Comments received by 7:00 AM the day of the meeting will be distributed to the Planning Commission and posted online with the meeting materials. All webform comments are limited to 200 words. Comments received after the start of the meeting but before the item is called will be submitted into the written record for the relevant item. Please go to the Planning Commission website for further instructions.
- Written Materials
Instead of submitting written materials as an attachment to the webform, you may submit via U.S. Mail to the Planning Commission's attention at 1222 First Avenue, MS 501 San Diego, CA 92101. Materials submitted via U.S. Mail will need to be received the business day prior for it to being distributed to the Planning Commission.
Comment on Agenda Items, Non-Agenda Public Comment, and Closed Session Public Comment may be submitted using the webform indicating the comment type and item number (if relevant) for which you wish to submit your comment. Comments received by 7:00 AM the day of the meeting will be distributed to the Planning Commission and posted online with the meeting materials. All webform comments are limited to 500 words but may include attachments. Comments received after the deadlines described above but before the item is called will be submitted into the written record for the relevant item. Please go to the Planning Commission website for further instructions.
When the Chairperson introduces the item you would like to comment on (or indicates it is time for Non-Agenda Public Comment), raise your hand by either tapping the “Raise Your Hand” button on your computer, tablet or Smartphone or by dialing *9 on your phone. You will be taken in the order in which you raised your hand. You may only speak once on a particular item. When the Chairperson indicates it is your turn to speak, click the unmute prompt that will appear on your computer, tablet or Smartphone, or dial *6 on your phone.
Senate Bill 343 (Late-Arriving Material) Pursuant to California Senate Bill 343 (Section 54957.5(b) of the Brown Act), late-arriving documents related to Planning Commission meeting agenda items that are distributed to the legislative body prior to and during the Planning Commission meeting are available for public review on the 12th Council Chambers (Lobby area) the City Administration Building, 202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101. This relates to those documents received after the agenda is publicly noticed and during the 72 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Please note: Approximately one hour prior to the start of the Planning Commission, the documents will be available just outside Council Chambers in the lobby of the 12th floor of the City Administration Building in a binder labeled “SB 343.” Late-arriving materials received during the Planning Commission meeting are available for review by making a verbal request of Planning Commission staff located in Council Chambers.
Hearings are typically conducted on Thursdays at 9 a.m.
The public may view the meetings on public television (within the City of San Diego only) on City TV Channel 24 for Cox Communications and Spectrum or Channel 99 for AT&T U-Verse, or view the meetings online (link is external)
Submitting Project Information
All project information and material for Planning Commission consideration must be submitted to the Recording Secretary 10 calendar days prior to the hearing. This section only applies to submitting materials for the Planning Commission's consideration; not public comments.
- Mail or Delivery: City of San Diego Planning Commission, 1222 First Ave., fifth floor, San Diego, CA 92101. Must include eighteen (10) copies of the material.
- At the public hearing: Must include Ten (10) copies of the material. NOTE: If your project information is received at the hearing, the Planning Commission may not be able to review and consider your information thoroughly.