Hearing Officer

Meeting Information

Date: On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: Refer to Current Agenda
Place: George Ellery Hale Bldg
175 N. Garfield Avenue
Hearing Room #120


Contact Information

Staff Rep: Current Planning Section
Phone: (626) 744-4009


Hearing Officer Members

Hearing Officers: Paul Novak, Alex Garcia

Zoning Administrator: Luis Rocha

Recording Secretary: Hayman Tam


The Hearing Officer is empowered to make decisions with regard to Use Permit, Variance and Subdivision applications and any environmental determination which may be necessary in the individual case. Some of the applications are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Those applications which are not exempt will require approval of either a Negative Declaration (a statement that there is not significant environmental impacts), a mitigated Negative Declaration (a statement that there are some potential impacts but conditions of approval will significantly reduce these impacts) or an Environmental Impact Report (EIR – a discussion of possible impacts with recommended mitigation measures or a Statement of Overriding Considerations for impacts which cannot be mitigated).