The Planning Commission is appointed by the Board of Supervisors to take actions and make recommendations regarding land use and planning matters. The Commission conducts public hearings, considers the proposals and the information provided by the Planning Division staff, applicants and members of the public, and reviews the recommendations of staff. Depending on the issue, the Planning Commission either makes a decision to grant or deny the permit application, or make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors as to the action the Commission feels is most appropriate. The Planning Commission meets on an as-needed basis on Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room.

Planning Commissioners

The Board of Supervisors appoints five citizen Planning Commissioners. One commissioner is appointed for each of the five supervisorial districts. The Planning Commission’s duties are spelled out in various sections of the Zoning Ordinance. Among its duties are making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, making final decisions on various permit applications, and hearing appeals of Planning Director decisions.

Commission Hearings

Live Broadcasts and Video Archive

E-mail Public Hearing Notification Service

SPECIAL NOTICE: The Planning Division offers an E-mail Public Hearing Notification Service that allows interested stakeholders, applicants, and citizens to receive e-mail notification when a new Planning Commission Hearing Agenda is posted. You may subscribe to this service by completing the form below.
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