Planning Commission

Agendas and minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Term expires
Andrew Barnes Email 650-388-9944 April 30, 2020
Drew Combs - Chair
Email 650-924-1890 April 30, 2018
Susan Goodhue Email n/a April 30, 2019
Larry Kahle - Vice Chair
Email n/a April 30, 2018
John Onken
Email n/a April 30, 2019
Henry Riggs Email 650-327-6198 April 30, 2020
Katherine Strehl
650-326-7246 April 30, 2021

Commission email

To express your comments and opinions about a topic to the entire Planning Commission, including staff liaisons, please email the Planning Commission.

NOTE: All communications to the Planning Commission and/or city staff are public communications subject to the provisions of the California Public Records Act. Copies of communications to the Planning Commission via email may be printed and included as an attachment to staff reports and/or placed in files accessible to the general public.

Roles and responsibilities

Established according to state law, the Planning Commission makes decisions in many areas of the land use process and also makes recommendations to the City 
Council in other areas:
  • Considers and grants or denies use permits and architectural control
  • Considers and recommends action on environmental impact reports and subdivisions
  • Initiates special area planning and rezoning studies; monitors the changing needs of the city in relationship to the General Plan as well as the recommendations of the General Plan amendments
  • Recommends action on rezoning proposals and conditional development permits
  • Takes action on variances

Public Hearing Notices

The Planning Commission releases public hearing notices.
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