The City is currently conducting recruitment to fill three vacancies on the Civic Center Advisory Committee and Planning Commission, respectively. These are volunteer, non-paying positions; however, the Planning Commissioners receive a stipend of $135.00 per month.

Civic Center Advisory Committee

The potential scope and community importance of the Civic Center Master Plan merited the formation of a citizen’s advisory committee.  The guidance, advice, and expertise of a cross-section of informed and motivated residents is of great value as this process moves forward.  Advisory committee members play a vital role in the remainder of the public outreach process, financial analysis, layout/boundary concerns, conceptual design, and other issues.  The Committee meets on a monthly basis, typically the 4th Thursday of the month, at 6:00 P.M. in the Community Room at City Hall, with authorization for Staff to cancel unnecessary monthly meetings after conferring with the Chair. The meetings are typically held in the Community room at City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes. The City is recruiting for three vacancies with terms of office ending in June 2026.

Planning Commission

The seven-member Planning Commission makes decisions on specific private land use planning applications such as subdivision maps, variances, and conditional use permits; reviews environmental assessments, such as Environmental Impact Reports and Negative Declarations; makes decisions on development projects, zoning changes, grading and neighborhood compatibility applications, view restoration permits, utility projects and right-of-way encroachments in the City; considers appeals of staff decisions on land use planning applications, and considers wireless telecommunication permit applications in the public right-of-way.  The Planning Commission holds evening meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, unless a special meeting is scheduled. The meetings are held at Hesse Park, 29301 Hawthorne Boulevard (McTaggart Hall), Rancho Palos Verdes. The City is recruiting for three vacancies with terms of office ending in June 2026.

How to apply:

Those interested in applying must submit an application to the City Clerk’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022. The ideal applicant would have a general understanding of the City and/or committee’s functions. An applicant must also be a resident of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.  Please visit the City’s website for general information and to learn more about the various committees/commission at .

An application for appointment can be requested from the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, telephone number (310) 544-5217 or is available on the City’s website at the following web address:

Interviews with the City Council are tentatively scheduled to take place on June 7, 2022, at

6 p.m. at Fred Hesse Community Park, McTaggart Hall. The City Clerk’s Office will confirm the date and time of the interviews with the applicants.

Please note that applications will be retained for one year for future consideration for vacancies within other City committees.

Teresa Takaoka

City Clerk