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Public Can Now Hear Planning Commission Meetings by Phone

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Oct. 20, 2009

San Diego County's Department of Planning and Land Use (DPLU) has introduced a toll-free telephone line that will let citizens listen to San Diego County Planning Commission meetings without having to drive to the commission's hearing room in Kearny Mesa.

"This new toll-free telephone line is another way we can help our customers and the public," said DPLU Director Eric Gibson. "We understand that people don't always have the time or ability to drive to the Commission's hearings, but that they would still like to listen to the meetings."

The Planning Commission is made up of seven members appointed by the County Board of Supervisors and meets every other week to weigh land-use issues in San Diego County's unincorporated communities, from developments to policies and regulations. The Planning Commission's hearing room is located at 5201 Ruffin Road in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego.

Callers can hear the meetings over the "listen-only" line by calling 1-866-356-7389 and punching in the pass code, 9209146#, when they are prompted.

In addition, people who have computers and Internet access can see the reports and presentations that are shown to the Commission during the meeting, thanks to a WebEx page the County has created. To access the WebEx site, visit www.sdcounty.ca.gov/dplu/pcnext.html and click the red, "New Service, Listen to Live Proceedings" link.

For more information on Planning Commission meetings and agendas, visit www.sdcounty.ca.gov/dplu/pcnext.html.