How many other cities in California have commissions with similar functions and responsibilities?
That would take more research, Gilbert said. What are the restrictions on monetary contributions to planning commissioners and council members? Gilbert turned this question over to Walls, who said commission members cannot render a decision if they have accepted donations of more than $250 from anyone associated with a project, a year before or three months after a related item comes before them. Walls said City Council members have no such limitation. What are the legal implications of the council’s taking over the role of the commission? Walls said the courts would then hear appeals. This is not the first City Council in Oceanside to challenge its Planning Commission. Late in 1990, council members Melba Bishop, Nancy York and Don Rodee fired four commissioners – Brian Sullivan, Nancy Jacovak, John Cassan and Nancy Boyer – saying they did not share the council majority’s slow-growth philosophy. So far this year, no commissioners have been fired by Wood and the two council members voti