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The Mayor appoints seven commissioners, as well as two alternates. Once appointed, the proposed commissioners must seek advice and consent from the City Council. Following appointment, planning commissions serve for four years.
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The Planning Commission is a recommending body to the City Council on legislative applications (i.e. Zoning Amendments, Ordinance Amendments, Master Plans, etc.). The Planning Commission approves all administrative applications (i.e. Conditional Use Permits, Subdivisions, Design Review, etc.). Reference the Municipal Code 17.11.010 for specific duties.
If you are interested in serving on the Planning Commission, email Eliza Ungricht for more information.
The Planning Commission duties are outlined in 17.11.010 of the Municipal Code.
To learn more about the duties of the Planning Commission and their function in municipal government, see the Municipal Code which outlines their establishment.