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Area Planning Commissions (APC) each consist of five (5) private citizens who serve without salary, except for a small attendance fee. These commissions largely serve as appeals boards for actions taken by the Department (DCP) or the Zoning Administrator (ZA) on such matters as, conditional uses and variances. When authorized to do so by ordinance, the APCs also act as original decision makers on some zoning matters and advise the City Planning Commission (CPC) and the Department on changes to the General Plan affecting their geographical areas. The Commission holds public hearings to hear evidence that forms the basis of its decisions.Each APC, with respect to matters concerning property located in the area served by the APC, shall have and exercise the power to:Hear and determine appeals where it is alleged there is error or abuse of discretion in any order, requirement, decision, interpretation or other determination made by a Zoning Administrator.Hear and make determinations on any matter normally under the jurisdiction of a Zoning Administrator when that matter has been transferred to the jurisdiction of the Area Planning Commission because the Zoning Administrator has failed to act within the time limits prescribed by ordinance.Hear and determine applications for, or appeals related to, conditional use permits and other similar quasi-judicial approvals, in accordance with procedures prescribed by ordinance.Make recommendations with respect to zone changes or similar matters referred to it from the City Planning Commission pursuant to Section 562.Hear and determine other matters delegated to it by ordinance.North Valley Area Planning Commission serves those areas included within the boundaries of the following community plans:Arleta - PacoimaChatsworth - Porter RanchGranada Hills - KnollwoodMission Hills - Panorama City - North HillsNorthridgeSun Valley - La Tuna CanyonSunland - Tujunga - Lakeview Terrace - Shadow Hills - East La Tuna CanyonSylmarSouth Valley Area Planning Commission serves those areas included within the boundaries of the following community plans:Canoga Park - Winnetka - Woodland Hills - West HillsEncino - TarzanaNorth Hollywood - Valley VillageReseda - West Van NuysSherman Oaks - Studio City - Toluca Lake - Cahuenga PassVan Nuys - North Sherman Oaks.In addition, the South Valley Area Planning Commission shall also serves those areas included within the boundaries of the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific Plan.West Los Angeles Area Planning Commission serves those areas included within the boundaries of the following community plans:Bel Air - Beverly Crest (excluding those areas within the boundaries of the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific Plan)Brentwood - Pacific Palisades (excluding those areas within the boundaries of the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific Plan)LAXPalms - Mar Vista - Del ReyVeniceWest Los AngelesWestchester - Playa Del ReyWestwood.Central Area Planning Commission serves those areas included within the boundaries of the following community plans:Central CityCentral City NorthHollywood (excluding those areas within the boundaries of the Mulholland Scenic Parkway Specific Plan)WestlakeWilshire.East Area Planning Commission serves those areas included within the boundaries of the following community plans:Boyle HeightsNortheast Los AngelesSilver Lake - Echo Park.South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission serves those areas included within the boundaries of the following community plans:South Los AngelesSoutheast Los AngelesWest Adams - Baldwin Hills - LeimertHarbor Area Planning Commission serves those areas included within the boundaries of the following community plans:Harbor GatewaySan PedroWilmington - Harbor CityPort of Los Angeles.

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