Zoning Administrator

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What is the purpose of the Zoning Administrator?

The purpose and intent of the Zoning Administrator is to provide for streamlined review of minor requests, which are not significant enough to require review by the Planning Commission, but due to their scale or location, require discretionary consideration.

When and where does the Zoning Administrator meet?
The Zoning Administrator meets on the first and third Wednesday following the first Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in Conference room A in the Community Development building located at 910 Calle Negocio, San Clemente.

How can I present my comments to the Zoning Administrator?
The Zoning Administrator conducts business in public hearings which are alternative Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. in conference room A in the Community Development building, which is located at 910 Calle Negocio, San Clemente. Your input is very important. You may contact the Zoning Administrator via the City’s Planning Division at (949) 361-6183. You may also email

Who is the Zoning Administrator and how did he/she get the position?
The current Zoning Administrator is Jim Holloway. The Zoning Administrator is appointed by the City Council.

I want to speak at the Zoning Administrator meeting. What do I do?
You should attend the Zoning Administrator meeting and in the agenda there is an opportunity for the public to speak on any matters within the responsibility of the Zoning Administrator. If commenting on a specific project on the agenda you must wait until the project has been presented and then the public hearing will be opened for an opportunity for you to speak.

How can I serve as the Zoning Administrator?
To serve as the Zoning Administrator an individual must be a senior member of the Planning Division staff and be appointed to the position by City Council.

How do I get an agenda or minutes of the Zoning Administrator meetings?
The agendas and minutes for the Zoning Administrator are available on the City’s website under the Meetings/Zoning Administrator menu items.