Boards & Commissions
Helping San Diego Make Decisions on Land Use-Related Issues
You've come to the right place for information about planning related decision making bodies for the City.
An officially recognized City commission that recommends changes in the City's General Plan and community plans; makes recommendations on the Capital Improvements Budget, rezoning and related land use matters; and has final approval on subdivisions as well as many permit types. Read more about Planning Commission.
Historical Resources Board
A 15-member body appointed by the City Council to administer the City's historical preservation program, designate historical sites, approve historical districts, and review development projects where the site contains designated resources. Read more about Historical Resources.
Community Forest Advisory Board
The City's award-winning Community Forest Advisory Board is charged with advising the Mayor on all policy issues relating to urban forestry. There are 14 board members appointed by the Mayor and the City Council.
Other Decision-Makers & Advisory Bodies
- City Council
- Land Use and Housing Committee
A committee of City Councilmembers that oversee a variety of land use, facilities, transportation, and housing issues. Read more about Land Use and Housing Committee.
- Community Planning Groups (CPGs)
Prior to public hearings at Planning Commission and Hearing Officer, many matters you see on these agendas are discussed at the recognized community planning groups. See agendas for specific communities.