The Planning Commission is comprised of five residents of Santa Paula who are appointed by the City Council and serve four-year terms.
Elyssa Vasquez, Chairperson Date Appointed: October 2018 Term Expires: October 2022
Gail ’Ike’ Ikerd, Vice Chairperson Date Appointed: June 2019 Term Expires: June 2023
Aaron Dunkel, Commissioner Date Appointed: May 2019 Term Expires: May 2021
Derek Fouarge, Commissioner Date Appointed: September 2019 Term Expires: September 2023
Jason Herber, Commissioner Date Appointed: October 2018 Term Expires: October 2022
Duties & Functions
The commission conducts public hearings, renders decisions and makes recommendations to the City Council on all significant development proposals and land use and development matters, including:
Design and improvement of subdivisions
General plan amendments
Other zoning, land use, or environmental policy issues
Historic Preservation Commission
The Commission also functions as the as the Historic Preservation Commission and appeal body for decisions of the Director.
Community Development staff supports both Commission and Council proceedings on land use matters by:
Developing environmental and procedural documentation as required under state planning and zoning, subdivision and California Environmental Quality Act laws for all entitlements and land use related actions
Preparing staff reports and specific recommendations
Scheduling and advertising public hearings
Community Development staff also supports Council proceedings on appeals of Commission actions.