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Responsibilities
Approve / Deny
The Planning Commission is a seven-member board appointed by the City Council. The commission has the authority to approve, conditionally approve, or deny:
  • Design review permits 
  • Parcel maps
  • Subdivision maps
  • Tree permits
    • Associated environmental determinations
  • Use permits
  • Variances

The Planning Commission also hears appeals of decisions made by the Community Development director. All actions of the Planning Commission are final unless appealed to the City Council within 10 days of the commission's action. If appealed, the decision is reviewed by the City Council, and the decision of the City Council is final.

Additional Planning Matters
The Planning Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council on other planning matters. The Planning Commission reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council on rezone requests, general plan amendments, and ordinance amendments. All Planning Commission recommendations are forwarded to the City Council for final action.