Planning Commission
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Staff: Sergio Madera, City Planner; (760) 435-3539
Time: Planning Commission Meetings:  Bi-Monthly 6:00 pm on 2nd & 4th Monday
Location: Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall North
Purpose: The Planning Commission considers matters related to land use of planning and development. The commission is charged with the implementation of the General Plan, zoning ordinance and map, and review of development applications. Because the commission focuses on planning issues, it is a valuable intermediary between the public and the City Council.

The current agenda information is posted below for your convenience. Prior agenda information is available by using the Search function further down the page. Please see the City of Oceanside YouTube channel for past Planning Commission meeting videos.

For Planning Commission Meetings, Until Further Notice

During COVID-19 Public Health Orders:

Planning Commission meetings are continuing.  Due to applicable Public Health Orders, the City Council chambers will be open to the public with masks recommended for all unvaccinated individuals. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) strongly recommends masks or face coverings to be worn by anyone who is not vaccinated against COVID-19 in all indoor public settings.

The public has the option to view the meetings via the Zoom app from any phone or computer. Please note that Zoom can be utilized for viewing only. If you wish to make comments on any of the items on the agenda you must attend in person. The meeting will also be televised on KOCT Cox Channel 19, AT&T Channel 99, or live streamed on KOCT's webpage.

To view via Zoom from any phone:

  • You can use a mobile phone or a landline to dial into a Zoom meeting.
  • Dial (893)1586-5301. When prompted, enter the Meeting ID. The Meeting ID will always be on the first page of the published meeting agenda. Meeting agendas are available to view and download on our website at least 72 hours before the scheduled meeting. The (893)1586-5301 phone number is the same for all City of Oceanside Zoom meetings.
  • Please make sure your phone is on mute when you join the meeting.

To view via Zoom from your computer:

  • Go to and click “Join a Meeting” at the top of the webpage.
  • Enter the Meeting ID. The Meeting ID will always be on the first page of the published Planning Commission meeting agenda webpage. Meeting agendas are available to view and download at least 72 hours before the scheduled meeting.
  • Please make sure you are muted and your video is turned off when you join the meeting.  

You may provide written comments on agenda items via email at Comments received by 12:00 noon on the day of the hearing will be provided to the Commission and subsequent comments may be provided if time allows.  Emailed comments will not be read aloud at the hearing. 

If you have special needs because of a disability which makes it difficult for you to submit comments via email or phone, please contact the Planning Division at (760) 435-4373 to make arrangements to accommodate your disability.

Archived Agenda Documents

The City of Oceanside Agenda information is available in Adobe PDF format.  To view or print the documents you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. If you do not already own a copy of Adobe Reader, please visit Adobe's website for a  free download. 

Planning Commission Information

Member Roster

Name Date Appointed Term Expiration
Susan Custer 3/20/2019 4/15/2023
Thomas Morrissey 3/20/2019 4/15/2023
Jeff Symons 3/16/2022 4/15/2025
John Malik 10/12/2022 4/15/2025
Louise Balma 3/16/2022 4/15/2026
Kevin Dodds 3/16/2022 4/15/2026
Tom Rosales 3/16/2022 4/15/2026


Planning Commission Workplan

Planning Commission Bylaws

Planning Commission Code of Ethics

2023 Meeting Calendar

To apply, you can now file an electronic application online: Online Application

You may also download the application, complete the form, and e-mail to:, or mail a hard copy to:

City Clerk's Office
City of Oceanside
300 N. Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054

Developer's Conference Meetings

Please fill out a Developer's Conference Application to request a Developer's Conference Meeting.  Please reference the Developer's Conference Calendar for the next available meeting dates and respective due date for required documents.  Once the application form is completed, please email it to the Planning Division at