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Zoning Administrator

Pacifica Municipal Code Section 9-4.3802 grants certain authorities to the Zoning Administrator of the City of Pacifica, which shall be carried out by the Planning Director.  Among the authorities granted to the Zoning Administrator is the authorization to hear and decide many types of permit applications, including those for minor modifications, site development permits, use permits, variances, and sign permits.  When processing these types of applications, the Zoning Administrator shall have all the duties and responsibilities of the Planning Commission.

Zoning Administrator hearings follow a format similar to Planning Commission hearings.  There is a meeting agenda, a public notice published in the newspaper and mailed to property owners (when required by law), and an opportunity for public comment by applicants and members of the public.  An action taken by the Zoning Administrator to approve, approve with conditions, or deny a project is final unless appealed to the Planning Commission within 10 days of the action.  Permits approved by the Zoning Administrator have the same force and effect as permits approved by the Planning Commission.

Zoning Administrator hearings are scheduled as needed, and generally will occur on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 PM in the Community Center Portola conference room at 540 Crespi Dr. in Pacifica.  Occasionally, meetings may be scheduled on other days and at other times and locations.

Contact the Planning Department at (650) 738-7341 to inquire about the Zoning Administrator hearing process.

Meeting Agendas and Materials