Planning Commission

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The Planning Commission is the City planning agency authorized by state statutes. Some Planning Commission determinations are advisory to the City Council, while others are binding unless appealed.

Serves as the agency to hear matters relating to zoning regulations arising from either chapter 4 of title 7 of the Government Code, or the zoning code of the City, or both (i.e., annexations, prezonings, rezonings, development agreements, final planned developments, use permits, variances, zoning interpretations and ordinance amendments).

Serves as the advisory agency to hear subdivision matters.

Serves as the advisory agency to hear general plan amendment applications that also request zoning or subdivision approvals.

Develops and maintains a general plan and such specific plans as may be necessary or desirable.

Determines the consistency of any project with the general plan using the criteria approved by the City Council.

Investigates and reports to the City Council regarding means of implementing the general plan.

Consults with and advises public officials and agencies, public utility companies, civic, educational and other professional organizations and citizens, generally, regarding implementation of the general plan and specific plans.

Makes general plan findings on development applications.

Reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council on amendments to the general and specific plans.

City Council Liaison

Lucas Frerichs (Regular), Dan Carson (Alternate)

Staff Liaison

Sherri Metzker, Principal Planner 

Number of Members

7 Regular  and 1 Alternate

Regular Meeting Time & Place

The second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, located at 23 Russell Boulevard. 

Additional Information

Resolution Establishing the Planning Commission (PDF)

Planning Commission meetings may be viewed online.

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