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Unlike the Village Council which is a body made up of elected officials, the Planning Commission is body of appointed individuals selected to broadly represent different interests in the community. This balance is intended to allow members of the Planning Commission to act independently of political considerations that elected officials must account for. The planning commission acts in a formal, advisory role, making recommendations to the Village Council. The most fundamental implementation tool is zoning. The zoning ordinance establishes regulations for the use of land and some standards for development within identified zoning district boundaries. One of the duties of the Planning Commission is to review and recommend all zoning ordinances to the Village Council. In addition to this, they are also charged drafting the Master Plan and also with approval of certain projects depending on whether or not a Site Plan or a Special Land Use permit is required. The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM.
| Tom Courser
| John Dauffenbach
Planning Commission By-laws
Zoning Board of Appeals
The Zoning Board of Appeals hears appeals, evaluates requests for interpretations and approves or denies dimensional and use variances from the zoning code. A variance is permission from the ZBA to allow a deviation from the zoning code due to a practical difficulty or unreasonable nature of applying the zoning code in a particular situation. The ZBA in Lake Isabella does not have the authority to grant a use variance, only variances related to the structure or land. Members of the ZBA are required to be electors in the community.
| Angela Schofield
| Jeff Grey
| Jim Ervin
Parks & Recreation Steering Committee
The Steering Committee serves as the advisors to the Village Council's consultant to draft the Village’s Parks & Recreation Master Plan. The Committee and its members are asked to champion public involvement and participation in the planning process by attending meetings with the consultant, Village staff, and community workshops. Members should be willing to provide input and constructive ideas to shape the final planning document and support the Village developing a Parks & Recreation Plan that promotes community-wide focused solutions.
Board of Ethics
Created by Section 18.03 of the Village Charter, the Village has an independent Board of Ethics to administer and enforce the conflict of interest and financial disclosure ordinances. No member of the board may hold elective or appointed office under the Village or any other government or hold any political party office. The Board of Ethics has the authority to conduct hearings and deliberations, issue referrals for disciplinary hearings and refer violations of this Ordinance, Village Charter, or state or federal criminal statutes to the attention of the appropriate prosecuting attorney with a request for the filing of the appropriate criminal prosecution enforcement.
| Erin Williams