MALIBU—The Malibu City Council and the Planning Commission are holding a special joint meeting to discuss the findings of the Civic Center Design Standards Task Force on Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

“I encourage all Malibu residents, business owners, and other stakeholders to attend the meeting, and participate in charting the future course of the Civic Center,” said Mayor Laura Rosenthal.

According to the city of Malibu website, the City Council directed the Planning Departments in 2014 to manifest a set of design guidelines for the Civic Center area as the first phase of a longer term goal of developing a Civic Center Specific Plan.

The goal of the project is to develop standards in line with community sensibilities for the Civic Center’s architecture, building form, landscaping, and the relationship of development and buildings to the public streetscape. A Civic Center Design Standards Task Force was also created that consists of 10 members of the public appointed by the City Council for feedback to staff and the consultants.

The Task Force conducted an open house with walking tour of the area, plus two additional community meetings seek public input and review design options. Written comments may be submitted to the City Council and Planning Commission should be submitted to

The project will include a kick-off community event, task force meetings, and public hearings before the Planning Commission and ultimately City Council.