Planning & Environment Commission

Planning Commission May 2024

The Planning and Environment Commission develops policies for land use, zoning and the city's General and Specific Plans. The commission meets on the first Thursday of the month.

This is one of three commissions on which Lakewood residents serve. Each commission is composed of five members appointed by the city council to a two-year term.

Photo: Top row, from left: Vicki L. Stuckey (chair), Terry J. Cole (vice chair). Bottom row, from left: Bill Baca, Diego Garcia-Salas and Jerry Rowland.

Commission meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. They are open to the public.

Compensation for each commission member is $50 per meeting. No person shall serve on more than one commission at the same time. a member of a commission may not hold any other city office or position for which compensation is paid.

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Committee Members

Bill Baca was born and raised in Lakewood. His parents were original homeowners in the 1950s, and he’s been here ever since. When he and his wife were ready to start a family, they bought their own home in Lakewood and raised their children here. Bill works for a commercial and industrial supply company in Cerritos. His community activities in Lakewood include being a sports coach for 10 years, and a sports official for another 20 years. He’s also a longtime volunteer with the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station and you may see him around town in a white uniform assisting at traffic collision sites and community events. “I love Lakewood and wanted to raise our kids here so they could have the same big-city, small-town environment. When you drive by our city parks there are always people there enjoying them. Cruise down our streets and you’ll see folks mowing their lawns, washing their cars, or walking their dogs. It’s a great community.”

Terry J. Cole (vice chair) and his wife Charity chose to purchase their first home in Lakewood in 2019 because Lakewood is a thriving safe and centrally located community, ideal for raising a family. Terry is a civil litigator with a law firm in Los Angeles, and is very experienced in analyzing complex problems and coming up with pragmatic solutions. He looks forward to helping the city develop policies that will enhance Lakewood’s social, economic and physical development. “I’m excited to invest my time and energy to help the city deal with some of its planning, environmental and land use challenges. As an attorney, I plan to use my skill set to confront those challenges and make a positive contribution to Lakewood’s development.”

Diego Garcia-Salas is a high school teacher (and former Lakewood High School student) whose seven years of volunteer service in the Lakewood community has enabled him to meet and engage with neighbors, businesses and local officials. "I want to preserve, protect and defend development that contributes to Lakewood's family values," says Diego. "I champion the adaptive reuse of older buildings to maintain the city's original character and support policies that attract diverse industries while nurturing local business. I look forward to giving my very best for the city that has given me so much."

Jerry Rowland is a certified arborist, semi-retired from West Coast Arborist, with 39 years of public service experience. "As a Lakewood resident, I see new growth throughoutt this city which can be attributed to properly thought out decisions in development," says Jerry. "I believe communication is vital in assuring an open dialogue to help continue Lakewood's new growth."

Vicki L. Stuckey (chair) has been a resident of Lakewood for 30 years. She served 15 years on the Planning and Environment Commission, including four terms as chair, prior to her appointment by the Lakewood City Council in September 2020 to fill the remaining two years of the seat left vacant due to the retirement of City Council Member Diane DuBois. Stuckey has been active in several Lakewood community organizations, including the Pan American Association and the board of directors of the Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Stuckey retired professionally in 2019 after working 34 years for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, rising through the ranks from deputy, to sergeant, to lieutenant, ultimately becoming a captain and the commander of the Altadena Sheriff’s Station, managing the 65 sworn and civilian personnel of that station. “I love living in Lakewood. I love the parks, the residential neighborhoods, and our wonderful residents, community groups and events.”

Minutes (Archive)




2021-11-04-PEC-MINUTES-OF-NOVEMBER-4-2021.pdf(PDF, 199KB)

2021-10-07-PEC-MINUTES-OF-OCTOBER-7-2021.pdf(PDF, 312KB)

2021-09-02 PEC MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 2, 2021(PDF, 105KB)

2021-08-05 PEC MINUTES OF AUGUST 5, 2021(PDF, 330KB)

2021-07-01 PEC MINUTES OF JULY 1, 2021(PDF, 447KB)



2021-04-01 ORDER OF ADJOURNMENT APRIL 1, 2021(PDF, 131KB)

2021-05-06 PEC MINUTES OF MAY 6, 2021(PDF, 557KB)

2021-06-03 ORDER OF ADJOURNMENT JUNE 3, 2021(PDF, 139KB)

2021-03-04 PEC MINUTES OF MARCH 4, 2021(PDF, 372KB)

2021_01_07 PEC MINUTES OF JANUARY 7, 2021(PDF, 304KB)


2020-11-05 PEC MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 5, 2020(PDF, 297KB)

2020-10-01 PEC MINUTES OF OCTOBER 1, 2020(PDF, 474KB)

2020-09-03 PEC MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 3, 2020(PDF, 349KB)

2020-07-02 PEC MINUTES OF JULY 2, 2020(PDF, 166KB)

2020-08-06 PEC ADJOURNMENT OF AUGUST 6, 2020(PDF, 135KB)

2020-06-04 PEC Minutes of June 4, 2020(PDF, 117KB)

2020-04-02 PEC Minutes of April 2, 2020(PDF, 179KB)

2020-03-05 PEC Minutes of March 5, 2020(PDF, 98KB)

2020-05-07 PEC ADJOURNMENT of May 7, 2020 PEC MEETING(PDF, 136KB)

2020-01-02 PEC MINUTES OF JANUARY 2, 2020(PDF, 130KB)

2020-02-06 PEC ADJOURNMENT OF FEBRUARY 2, 2020(PDF, 131KB) 


2019-12-05 PEC MINUTES OF DECEMBER 5, 2019(PDF, 237KB)

2018-10-04 PEC MINUTES OF OCTOBER 4, 2018(PDF, 239KB)

2019-07-11 PEC JULY 11, 2019 ORDER OF ADJOURNMENT(PDF, 205KB)



2019-10-03 PEC MINUTES OF OCTOBER 3, 2019(PDF, 75KB)

2019-11-07 PEC MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 7, 2019(PDF, 205KB)

2019-06-06 PEC MINUTES OF JUNE 6, 2019(PDF, 323KB)

2019-05-02 PEC Minutes of May 2, 2019(PDF, 241KB)

2019-03-07 PEC Minutes of March 7, 2019(PDF, 219KB)

2019-04-04 Order of Adjournment of April 4, 2019 PEC Meeting(PDF, 125KB)

2019-02-07 PEC Minutes of February 7, 2019(PDF, 343KB)

2019-01-03 PEC Minutes of January 3, 2019(PDF, 181KB) 


2018-12-06 PEC Minutes of December 6, 2018(PDF, 186KB)

2018-11-01 PEC Minutes of November 1, 2018(PDF, 242KB)

2018-09-06 PEC Minutes of September 6, 2018(PDF, 418KB)

2018-08-02 PEC Minutes of August 2, 2018(PDF, 388KB)

2018-07-05 PEC Minutes of July 5, 2018(PDF, 587KB)

2018-06-07 PEC Minutes of June 7, 2018(PDF, 151KB)

2018-05-03 PEC Minutes of May 3, 2018(PDF, 535KB)

2018-04-05 PEC Minutes of April 5, 2018(PDF, 454KB)

2018-03-01 PEC Minutes of March 1, 2018(PDF, 252KB)

2018-02-01 PEC Minutes of February 1, 2018(PDF, 296KB)

2018-01-04 PEC Minutes of January 4, 2018(PDF, 138KB) 


2017-12-07 PEC Minutes of December 7, 2017(PDF, 388KB)

2017-11-07 PEC Minutes of November 7, 2017(PDF, 535KB)

2017-10-05 PEC Minutes of October 5, 2017(PDF, 139KB)

2017-09-07 PEC Minutes of September 7, 2017(PDF, 436KB)

2017-08-03 PEC Minutes of August 3, 2017(PDF, 139KB)

2017-06-01 Order of Adjournment(PDF, 226KB)

2017-07-06 PEC Minutes of July 6, 2017(PDF, 619KB)

2017-05-04 PEC Minutes of May 4, 2017(PDF, 93KB)

2017-04-06 PEC Minutes of April 6, 2017(PDF, 2MB)

2017-03-02 PEC Minutes of March 2, 2017(PDF, 1MB) 


2016-11-03 PEC Minutes of November 3, 2016(PDF, 109KB)

2016-12-01 PEC Minutes of December 1, 2016(PDF, 79KB)

2017-01-05 Order of Adjournment of January 5, 2017(PDF, 226KB)

2017-02-02 PEC Minutes of February 2, 2017(PDF, 102KB)

2016-10-06 PEC Minutes of October 6, 2016(PDF, 997KB)

2016-09-01 PEC Minutes of September 1, 2016(PDF, 1MB)

2016-08-04 PEC Minutes of August 4, 2016(PDF, 72KB)

2016-01-07 PEC Minutes of January 7, 2016(PDF, 96KB)

2016-02-04 Order of Adjournment of February 4, 2016(PDF, 200KB)

2016-03-03 PEC Minutes of March 3, 2016(PDF, 87KB)

2016-04-07 PEC Minutes of April 7, 2016(PDF, 30KB)

2016-05-05 PEC Minutes of May 5, 2016(PDF, 29KB)

2016-06-02 PEC Minutes of June 2, 2016(PDF, 21KB)

2016-07-07 PEC Minutes of July 7, 2016(PDF, 125KB) 

Other Planning & Environment Commission Documents