Planning Commission


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.

Council Liaison:

Lucas Frerichs (Regular); Rochelle Swanson (Alternate)

Support Dept.:

Community Development

Staff Liaison:

Bob Wolcott, Community Development Principal Planner

Staff Phone:

(530) 757-5610

Number of Members:
  • 7 Regular members
  • 1 Alternate member

Member(s) shall serve as Inter-Commission Liaisons (non-voting) to the Finance & Budget Commission and Natural Resources Commission

Meeting Time:

The second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Place:

Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Boulevard.


*In 1992, the Planning Commission was separated into two different commissions - Long Range and Project Planning. In 1995 the Planning Commission returned to one commission.

  • Agenda - April 9, 2014

    Planning Commission meeting agenda for April 9, 2014

    05 PC Minutes Oct 23 2013 Jan 29 2014

    06A 239 G Street Commercial Building

    06B Lutheran Church Expansion and Remodel

    08A PV Ord Update

    08B … more

  • Agenda - March 5, 2014

    Planning Commission meeting agenda for March 5, 2014

    05A PC Minutes 08 28 13

    05B PC Minutes 01 08 14

    06A 2939 Spafford Street

    06B Willowbank Park Unit 4

    06C Harper House

    06D 239 G Street

    08A … more

  • Agenda - January 29, 2014

    Planning Commission meeting agenda for January 29, 2014

    05 PC Minutes May 08 June 26 2013

    06A 4413 San Ramon Drive CUP

    06B Verizon Wireless Antenna Addition

    07A PC Appt Rep Innovation Task … more

  • Agenda - January 15, 2014

    On Wednesday January 15, 2014, the Planning Commission will be conducting a site visit at the proposed Paso Fino project, 2627 E. Covell Boulevard.

    The Planning Commission is visiting the site to … more

  • Agenda - January 8, 2014

    Planning Commission meeting agenda for January 8, 2014

    05 Minutes Planning June 12 2013

    06A 2603 Bellows Street

    06B 717 Seventh Street

    08 Upcoming Meeting Dates


  • Agenda - December 11, 2013

    Planning Commission meeting agenda for December 11, 2013

    05A Minutes PC Jun 12 2013

    06A 717 Seventh Street

    08A Upcoming Meeting Dates

    Note:  This meeting was cancelled due to the lack of … more

  • Agenda - November 13, 2013

    Planning Commission meeting agenda for November 13, 2013

    05A Public Hearing Portage Bay Apts

    05A Public Hearing Portage Bay Apts Presentation

    05B Transportation Element Update

    05B … more

Meeting Type: Commission