Commissions & Committees

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 PM in the City Council Chambers. The Commission consists of five members appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the full Council. Entitlement applications that require Commission review and/or approval include General Plan Amendments, Zone Changes, Tentative Maps, Conditional use Permits, Design Reviews, and Variances.

Zoning review Committee

The Zoning Review Committee meets the second  Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM in City Council Chambers, City Hall East. The Committee is comprised of one member of the Planning Commission, the Deputy Director of Community Development and the Building Official. Entitlement applications that require Committee review include minor adjustments to development standards (e.g. building setbacks). Projects that require approval of a Modification Permit and another concurrent entitlement application (i.e. Conditional Use Permit, Design Review) are heard solely by the Planning Commission.

 Art in Public Places Advisory Committee

The Art in Public Places Advisory Committee meets on an as-needed basis to review public art applications. The Committee is comprised of two members of the Planning Commission and three members of the public appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the full Council. The Committee's recommendation is then forwarded to the Council for final consideration.

Human Relation AD HOC Committee

On May 4, 2021, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 10263 establishing a temporary advisory committee to study and develop a proposal for the creation of a Human Rights Commission for the City of El Monte (City.) The temporary advisory committee’s members are Mayor Jessica Ancona and Councilmember Maria Morales. The Committee is tasked with formulating legislative or other appropriate recommendations for full consideration by the City Council.


United States Equal Opportunity Commission 

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.

The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.

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California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

 The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the DFEH is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, businesses, and state-funded programs, and from bias-motivated violence and human trafficking.

Hate Crimes and Hate Violence Information

Housing Discrimination Information

Discrimination at Business Establishments

Workplace Discrimination Poster (ENG) 

Workplace Discrimination Poster (SP) 

Workplace Discrimination Poster (CH)