Planning Commission

  1. Apply to become a member of this board!

    This board currently has a vacancy or vacancies that need to be filled. Interested? For an application or more information, call (707) 543-4649, or visit the City’s website at srcity.org/boards. Applicants must be residents and registered to vote in the City of Santa Rosa. For immediate consideration by newly seated Council Members, applications are due Dec. 19, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.

  2. To encourage participation in public City meetings as California safely reopens, the City of Santa Rosa has implemented online tools where residents can view public meetings and provide eComments on agenda items from the comfort of home. Public comment options vary by meeting, please check the information on each meeting agenda posted here: santa-rosa.legistar.com/Calendar

The Planning Commission consists of seven citizen volunteers appointed by individual City Council members based on their specific knowledge and expertise. It provides an invaluable service to the City of Santa Rosa by implementing plans, ordinances and policies relating to land use matters; assisting in writing and implementing the General Plan and area plans; holding public hearings and acting on proposed changes to the Zoning Code, Zoning Map, General Plan, tentative subdivision maps, and undertaking special planning studies as needed. Ultimately the Planning Commission is charged with carrying out the California Planning and Zoning Laws in the City of Santa Rosa and was established by Santa Rosa City Ordinance 1415.

Statement of Purpose

The Planning Commission is charged with carrying out the California Planning and Zoning Laws in the City of Santa Rosa. Duties include implementing of plans, ordinances and policies relating to land use matters; assisting in writing and implementing the General Plan and area plans; holding public hearings and acting on proposed changes to the Zoning Code, Zoning Map, General Plan, tentative subdivision maps, and undertaking special planning studies as needed.

Upcoming Meetings

  1. Dec 8
  2. Planning Commission Meeting

    Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Planning Commissioners

Karen Weeks, Chair
Appointed by John Sawyer
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Julian Peterson, Vice Chair
Appointed by Chris Rogers
Term Expires: December 31, 2024

Charles Carter
Appointed by Victoria Flemming
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Patti Cisco
Appointed by Jack Tibbetts
Term Expires: December 31, 2024

Vicki Duggan
Appointed by Eddie Alvarez
Term Expires: December 31, 2024

Jeff Okrepkie 
Appointed by Tom Schwedhelm
Term Expires: December 31, 2022

Jeffrey Holton
Appointed by Natalie Rogers
Term Expires: December 31, 2024

Board Information and Records

Meetings

Occur twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in Council Chambers*; City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, Calif. 

Appeals

In compliance with Zoning Code Section 20-62, the decision of the review authority is final unless an appeal is filed on a city Appeal Form and associated fees, as noted on the city’s Fee Schedule, are paid within 10 calendar days of the action. The time limit will extend to the following business day where the last day falls on a day that the city is not open for business.

Watch Live Meetings

Online Live

Agendas, Minutes and Video

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Legislative Portal

Resolution Archives

Planning Commission Resolution Archive

  1. Planning Commission


  2. Clare Hartman

    Planning and Economic Development Director

    Staff liaison to the Planning Commission


  3. Lani Buckheit

    Administrative Secretary