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Volunteer Information

Historic Preservation Commission

 

Guiding Mission:  The protection, appreciation and preservation of the historic and cultural resources of Pomona shall be the guiding mission and fundamental purpose of the Historic Preservation Commission.  The Commission shall work in partnership with property owners and residents, the business sector and the community at large to retain and protect those historic and cultural resources which will preserve and enhance Pomona's unique built environment.

Historic Preservation Commission   
 District Commissioner Term
Expiration
Mayor Ann Tomkins - Vice Chairperson 12/2020
Dist. 1 Debra Martin 12/2020
Dist. 2 Tamara Gonzalez 12/2022
Dist. 3 Jennifer Williams 12/2022
Dist. 4 Alice R. Gomez - Chairperson 12/2020
Dist. 5 James Gallivan 12/2022
Dist. 6 Jim Kercheval 12/2020

AdHoc Committees:

 

 

 
Planning Staff


Gustavo Gonzalez
Planning Manager 
909-620-2436
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Ata Khan
Senior Planner 
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909-620-3765 
Vinny Tam, MURP, AICP
Senior Planner 
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909-620-2284 
Alex Jimenez
Assistant Planner
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909-620-2441 
Alina Barron
Assistant Planner
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909-802-7729 
Eunice Im, AICP
Assistant Planner
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909-620-2446 
Lynda Lara
Assistant Planner
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909-620-2439 
Carlos Molina
Planning Technician
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909-620-3634 
Alan Fortune
Planning Technician
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909-620-2449 
Miroslava Poursanae
Administrative Assistant
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909-620-2195
Jesus Astorga-Rios
Planning Intern
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Commercial Cannabis Permit Program

 

Background   

 

On April 1, 2019, the City Council adopted Ordinance Number 4257 establishing a merit-based competitive review and permit procedure for commercial cannabis businesses. The types of commercial cannabis businesses defined in the Ordinance are: indoor cultivation, manufacturing, testing, distribution, retail-storefront, and microbusiness of medicinal and adult-use cannabis and cannabis products, as well as the ancillary transportation and delivery of cannabis or cannabis products.

This Ordinance established the framework by which applicants and businesses will be evaluated based on a four phase process which includes: Phase 1: Application, Phase 2: Initial scoring, Phase 3: Public presentation and, Phase 4: Final ranking and permit issuance. The adopted Ordinance established a 1,000 foot buffer between any potential commercial cannabis business and specified sensitive uses, including, school K-12 schools, day care centers, and youth and recreation centers. Additionally, storefront retail business shall not be located with 1,000 feet from another commercial cannabis storefront retailer.

On November 4, 2019, the City Council voted unanimously to approve Ordinance Number 4273, implementing a Commercial Cannabis Permit Overlay District. The Commercial Cannabis Permit Overlay District went into effect on December 18, 2019. As part of the implementation of the Commercial Cannabis Permit Overlay District, the next steps include establishing Cannabis permitting fees, adopting the Implementation Guide and amend current local law by rescinding all existing prohibitions on commercial cannabis.

Please view the announcements below to keep track of the development of the cannabis zoning overlay, and updates on the launch of the Commercial Cannabis Permit Program in the City of Pomona. Development Services is working diligently in creating forms and applications within the next few months.  

 

Questions?

In-person/Mail:

Planning Counter, City Hall, 505 S. Garey, Mon-Thur, 7:30AM-6:00PM (closed on Martin Luther King Day/President’s Day)

Phone:

Lynda Lara, Assistant Planner, lynda_lara[at]ci.pomona.ca.us, 909-620-2439

 

Announcements

 

1. Projected timeline for launching Commercial Cannabis Permit Program

 

The City of Pomona expects to launch the CCPP in late Spring 2020. In the meantime, we encourage prospective applicants to review the following:

  1. Ordinance No. 4257 (CCPP Overlay District Ordinance)

  2. CCPP Overlay Zoning District Map (PDF | GIS)

  3. Ordinance No. 4257 ("Business Ordinance")

  4. Ordinance 4254 (“Tax Ordinance”)

2. Cannabis Overlay Zone - Sub Areas Approved by City Council on November 18, 2019 (Effective December 18, 2019).

 

You may access a copy of this map by either clicking on the interactive link below, or downloading a PDF version:

PDF Versions (large file size, may take a moment to download)

Staff Report

Attachment 1 - Ordinance No. 4257 with Exhibits A-C

Attachment 2 - 11-4-19 City Council Staff Report and Attachments

 

Disclaimer: This draft map is provided for reference only and is not intended to be comprehensive or reliable for the purpose of securing a site for a Commercial Cannabis Permit in the City of Pomona. Any operator of a Commercial Cannabis business in the City of Pomona will be subject to the requirements of Chapter 68 of the Pomona Municipal Code pertaining to Commercial Cannabis Businesses, along with any adopted zoning regulations related to commercial cannabis use. All potential sites that allow any type of commercial cannabis land use will be verified for compliance with the Pomona Municipal Code and Pomona Zoning Ordinance upon submission of a Commercial Cannabis Permit application.

 

3. Additional Materials Available regarding Commercial Cannabis Permit Program

 

The following materials have been presented or adopted as part of the establisment of the Commercial Cannabis Permit Program in the City of Pomona:

Staff Report

Attachment No. 1 -Ordinance No. 4257 (CCPP Overlay District)

Attachment No. 2 -Cannabis Permit Areas

Attachment No. 3 -Types of State Cannabis Licenses

Attachment No. 4 -Ordinance No. 4254 (Business Ordinance)

Attachment No. 5 -Questions from Community Meetings

    

YouTube

Video from Planning for Cannabis Meeting 7/18/19 (Credit: Rich Gill, Videographer)

 

 

 
Planning Division - 909-620-2191

Services.

The Planning Division provides professional planning services for the Pomona community which includes drafting, implementing, and administering various comprehensive citywide plans, specific plans, neighborhood plans, and the overall zoning code related to development activities. 

City Vision.

In 2014, the City Council adopted a Citywide Comprehensive General Plan Update and a Corridors Specific Plan which will provide for a new “vision” for the future growth of the City of Pomona, with the Specific Plan focusing on the four major arterial streets of Holt, Mission, Garey, and Foothill Boulevards. 

Plan Processing.

The Planning Division will be processing plans for a variety of new developments along these important corridors as well as neighborhoods throughout the City that are anticipated for short and medium term change.  The Citywide zoning and subdivision ordinance is currently being updated to reflect a new vision  for Pomona.

Planning Counter Hours: Monday- Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Appointments are available by contacting Nancy Garcia at 909-620-2090

 

Important Links

 

Announcements

   

1. Public Review of an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS-MND) for 1490 W. Mission Blvd Apartments

The City of Pomona (City), as Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has completed a draft Initial Study-Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS-MND) in accordance with CEQA for the apartment project located at 1490 W. Mission Boulevard (proposed project). The IS-MND discloses potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed project and recommends mitigation measures to reduce any identified impacts to less than significant levels. The IS-MND is now available for 20-day public review commencing on January 22, 2020 through February 11, 2020 at 5:00pm  

      Revised Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration

      Draft Initial Study - Mitigated Negative Declaration with Appendices

    

2. Public Review of the Revised Draft Pomona Housing Element (2013-2021)

The Development Services Department is circulating a revised draft housing element for public review prior to completing a final revised draft housing element to send to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).  The Pomona Housing Element Amendment (Case No. GPA 9043-2017) is now available for 30 day public review commencing on October 20, 2018 through November 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Cover Letter

Public Notice

Revised Draft Housing Element - October 18, 2018

Revised Draft Housing Element with Markups - October 18, 2018

Appendix - October 18, 2018

Appendix with Markups - October 18, 2018

3. Public Review of the Pre-Draft Revised Housing Element 2013-2021 – Available on September 15, 2018.  Planning Commission Meeting held on September 26 and City Council Meeting Held on October 15.

The Development Services Department is circulating a revised draft housing element for public review prior to completing a final revised draft housing element. The final document will be sent to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for certification. Once the state HCD office completes their review a final copy will be brought back to the City for final approval. This document is scheduled for review by the Planning Commission on September 26, 2018 and by the City Council on October 15, 2018.

Cover Letter - September 13, 2018

Revised Draft Housing Element – September 13, 2018

Appendix - September 13, 2018

4. Review of Emergency Shelter Overlay at September 10, 2018, City Council Meeting.

 Staff Report

5. On December 4, 2018 the Development Services Department submitted a revised Draft Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for certification.

       Revised Draft Housing Element - December 4, 2018

       Appendix - December 4, 2018

6. On February 1, 2019, the Development Services Department submitted a revised Draft Housing Element addressing minor clarifications to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for certification. Once the state HCD office completes their review a final copy will be brought back to the City for final approval.

       Revised Draft Housing Element - February 1, 2019

       Appendix - February 1, 2019

7. A Planning Commission public hearing to consider adoption of an updated Housing Element is scheduled for May 8, 2019.

       Revised Draft Housing Element - May 8, 2019

       Appendix - May 8, 2019

 ***The May 8, 2019 public hearing of Planning Commission to consider adoption of an updated Housing Element has been continued to May 22, 2019. Below are the documents related to this action.

       Staff Report

       Attachment No. 1 – PC Resolution

       Attachment No. 2 - Housing Element

      Attachment No. 3 – Addendum

      Attachment No. 4 - Public Comment letters

      Attachment No. 5 – HCD comment letter

      Attachment No. 6 – Public Hearing notice

      Attachment No. 7 – Appendix

 
Art In Public Places

Art in Public Places Web Photo 002

Albert Stewart, Sea Urchin, Cast Stone Sculpture, 1962                                                           

Art in Public Places (AIPP) Program

The City of Pomona is dedicated to preserving and building on the inventory of existing public art within the community. Towards that goal, the City Council established the Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) in 2011 that includes both a public art for private development component and a public acquisitions and donations component. With original public artwork located throughout the City, Pomona will truly be known as a place for art.

 

The AIPP Manual

The AIPP Policies and Guidelines Manual lays out a framework for public art for private development and public art donations and acquisitions. It contains program goals, objectives, definitions, acceptable types of artwork, and other guidelines.

 

Download the AIPP Manual here - Art in Public Places Manual

For more information please visit our website https://pomonapublicart.org/   

 

Cultural Arts & AIPP Forms

Mural Permit Application

Public Art Application – Private Developer Intent (required)

Public Art Budget Form

Public Art Design Plan Form

 

The Planning Division provides technical assistance and coordination of the Cultural Arts Commission. All applications should be submitted to the Planning Division Counter. For further information contact, Alina Barron (909) 802-7729, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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