Planning Commission Updated: Apr 24, 2024

The Planning Commission is made up of five (5) officers who are appointed by City Council. All Commissioners must be a Santa Fe Springs resident and are required to take an oath of office prior to commencing their term of office.

Based upon research and recommendations provided by the Community Development Department, the Planning Commission is entrusted with making decisions on proposed developments and improvements and propose recommendations for City Council action.  Items brought before the Planning Commission for consideration include: Development Plan Approvals; Conditional Use Permits; Modification Permits; Variances, Zone Changes and General Plan Amendments.

If you have any questions or need to contact any Planning Commissioner, please call the Planning Commission Secretary, Esmeralda Elise @ City Hall 562-868-0511 Ext. 7365 or email,


​You may attend the Planning Commission Live Stream via the City's YouTube page: YouTube Channel and Livestream

NOTE: This link takes you to the City's YouTube channel where previous meetings are available to view and live broadcasts are indicated with a red box outline.   

All Planning Commission meeting agendas are available at:
Planning Commission Meetings - Agendas and Minutes

Speaking at Public Meetings: If you would like to address the Commission on a scheduled agenda item, please fill out a public comment card and give it to a City staff member prior to the commencement of the public comment portion. Public comment cards are available at the entrance of the council chambers. Public comment cards assist the Commissioners in ensuring that all persons wishing to address the Commission are recognized. 

Public Comment: Any member of the public may address the Commission on items within the subject matter jurisdiction but which are not listed on this agenda during public comments. However, no action may be taken on matters that are not part of the posted agenda. 

The Community Development Department may be contacted at (562) 868-0511
Monday – Thursday (Closed Every Friday)
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The current Planning Commission members  as of 07/2024 are:
  • David Ayala, Chairperson
  • John Mora, Vice Chairperson 
  • Joseph Flores, Commissioner
  • Gabriel Jimenez, Commissioner
  • Vacant