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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Planning Commission May Opt to Meet on Mondays


Should the Malibu Planning Commission move back to its original meeting dates on Monday nights? That is the question commissioners are scheduled to talk about at their next meeting on June 5.
The planning panel used to meet on the first and third Monday of each month. The city council meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month.
Planning Commissioner John Mazza wants to bring the matter to the attention of the commission for discussion.
“The commission has a lot of important projects coming before it and it is important for the citizens to be informed on a timely basis,” he said.
The meeting date was changed in 2006 when Joan House, who was recently elected to the city council, joined the planning commission.
It was reported that House was not available on Mondays and that is when the meeting dates were changed.
At the time, there was discussion about commission coverage in the weekly newspapers since Tuesday is a deadline day with the papers going to press Tuesday night.
To be sure, coverage did drop off and most often the major issues were covered, but for the most part, the stories were published a week later.
Changing the meeting date would conflict with one other commission since the Harry Barovsky Memorial Youth Commission meets on the third Monday of each month in a conference room at City Hall, according to a staff report.