*** The Community Development and Resources Commission has been replaced with the Planning Commission on June 19, 2019. ***
Role & Responsibilities of the Board
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Atwater City Council Chambers, 750 Bellevue Road, Atwater, CA.
The Commission has all the powers and duties provided by the Planning and Zoning Law and such other powers and duties that may be conferred upon planning commissions by any and all laws of this state. The Community Development Director approves or denies applications for Lot Line Adjustments, Lot Mergers, Home Occupation Permits and Minor Site Plan and Development Plan Amendments. Any person or organization aggrieved by a decision of the Community Development Director with respect to the foregoing applications may appeal the decision of the Community Development Director to the Community Development and Resources Commission by filing a written appeal within ten days of the Community Development Director’s written decision, on a form to be provided by the Community Development Department. The decision of the Community Development and Resources Commission with respect to any such appeal may be appealed to the City Council. Promote and encourage all matters of public recreation whether herein specified or not in the City and in the territory of the Atwater Elementary School District.
The Commission also act in an advisory capacity to the City Council on acquisition, development, operation, and maintenance of parks, playgrounds and recreation centers and facilities for the public; promote, and encourage civic beautification by public agencies and private property owners;
Suggest the most practicable means for coordinating the activities of all officers and agencies of this City having authority with respect to the administration or enforcement of traffic regulations;
Stimulate and assist in the preparation and publication of traffic matters; and
Recommend to the legislative body of this City and to the City Traffic Engineer, the chief of the traffic division and other City officials, ways and means for improving traffic conditions and the administration and enforcement of traffic regulations.
Any organization of persons that request the support or sponsorship of the City for qualified recreational activities or programs through its Community Development and Resources Commission, and such support involves the direct or indirect support or sponsorship with City facilities, services or cash grants, must provide a written report of the previous year’s revenues and expenses as well as its projected budget for the next year. This information shall be furnished to the Commission prior to the time a request for sponsorship or support is presented to the Commission.
The Commission Establish rules and regulations for the submission of such financial information as it deems necessary and shall receive the financial information it deems necessary prior to its recommendation to the City Council.