Planning Commission

Planning Commission Vacancies

The City of Palmdale is accepting Applications for one (1) Planning Commission position in District 1to fill the remainder of a vacant term to expire on June 30, 2020 and a new two-year term to expire onJune 30, 2022. Applicants must reside in District 1 and have the ability and willingness to attend the regular meetingof the Planning Commission.

2020 Classified Position

Duties and Responsibilities

District Map



The Planning Commission approves or makes recommendations on land development proposals and environmental findings; ensures the Capital Improvement Program is consistent with the General Plan; makes recommendations on maintaining land use regulations through zoning ordinance amendments, zone changes, and General Plan amendments; and makes recommendations to the City Council on land use and environmental policies and programs.


Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Council Chamber, 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B.

Agendas & Minutes

The agenda and related items are posted on the Thursday afternoon prior to the regular Planning Commission meeting. They are also available in the Development Services, Administration, Parks and Recreation, and City Library.


Commission MembersPositionDistrictEmail
Term Expires
Stacia NemethChairDistrict 3Email Stacia NemethJune 2021
Bart AveryVice Chair At LargeEmail Bart AveryJune 2021
Angela FrenchCommissionerDistrict 1Email Angela French
June 2020
Dean HendersonCommissionerDistrict 2Email Dean HendersonJune 2020
V. Jesse SmithCommissionerDistrict 4Email V. Jesse SmithJune 2020

Commission Facts

  • The Planning Commission is made up of five members
  • Four are appointed from districts and one is appointed at large
  • Planning commissioners serve a two-year term and receive $100 compensation per meeting attended.