Planning Commission

The October 22nd  Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.  The Commission will be utilizing the webinar platform Zoom to conduct our virtual public meetings.  The County will limit in-person attendance to 25% of the room's capacity and maintain 6 feet physical distancing inside and outside the hearing room. There are several options for the public to participate. Please review the options listed below:

By Computer - Right before the scheduled meeting at 3:00 pm, please click on the following link The Meeting moderator will let you into the meeting to watch the hearing. To make a public comment on an item, you must select the "Raise Hand" button so the moderator knows you would like to speak. **Please keep your microphone muted until directed to speak.**

By Telephone - There are two toll-free numbers provided by Zoom for you to call in to listen to the public meeting. Dial +1(877) 853-5247 or +1 (888) 788-0099. When prompted to enter the Meeting I.D., please enter 916 7221 0435 to join the meeting. When using the telephone, please press *6 to mute.  To make a public comment you must "Raise your Hand" by pressing *9.  This informs the moderator you would like to speak and will let you know when it is time to do so.

To Make a Public Comment Reservation Prior to the Meeting - If you would like to reserve a spot to comment on a specific item on the agenda, you may leave a message no later than 1:00 pm the afternoon of the hearing, on our Public Comment Reservation Voice Mail at (530) 886-1810. Please leave your Name, Phone Number, and the Item you wish to comment on. After 1:00 pm, the  comment reservation line will not be checked. Once Public Comment has opened up for the item you wish to speak on, a County Operator will call you to transfer you into the meeting.  

**The Public will have 3 minutes to make comments.**

Public participation for the 

October 22nd Planning Commission Meeting

3:00 p.m. Start Time

Published October 15, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Placer County is committed to public participation in County Government in a manner that is consistent with guidance provided by the County’s Public Health Officer and Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders.

Placer County continues to take steps to utilize technology to encourage full but remote public participation during the Planning Commission meetings. These steps are intended to protect everyone, especially those over 65 and those with other medical conditions.

The Placer County Planning Commission October 22nd meeting will be conducted virtually and telephonically via Zoom and will allow in-person attendance. It is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m.  The Planning Commission hearing room will be open to the public. In compliance with the state's public health guidance, the County will limit in-person attendance to just 25% of the room's capacity and will require 6 feet of physical distancing inside and outside the hearing room.  There will be no standing room inside the hearing room. If all seats are occupied, citizens will be asked to wait outside. Due to the reduced capacity we ask that citizens only be inside the hearing room during the item they wish to participate on and then leave to allow others to participate inside. The hearing may also be observed online through the means provided at: :

- Citizens who wish to comment may use our Public Comment Reservation Voice Mail at 530-886-1810 to reserve a spot for verbal public comment. Leave name, phone number and item you wish to speak on. A County Operator will call you back at the time Public Comment period opens for the specific item. Public Comment will be opened for each agenda item in the sequence, so be prepared to call in for the specific item you wish to comment on when the Commission Chair opens comments for that item. Calls will not be connected if Public Comment has been closed for that item, and callers will be directed to call back if they are calling for a later agenda item.

- Citizens who are participating by Zoom telephonically will need to Raise their Hand by pressing *9 on their phone.  This will alert the Moderator that you wish to comment.  Press *6 to mute / un-mute. 

- Citizens who are participating virtually by Zoom will need to press the Raise Hand icon near the bottom of the screen to inform the moderator they would like to comment on the item.  

- Alternatively, citizens may submit their comments in written form at the following link:

- The public may email comments to the Planning Commission Clerk, or mail the same through the U.S. Postal Service to the County, Attn.:  Planning Commission Clerk, 3091 County Center Dr., Auburn, CA  95603.

- All public comments received prior to 8 a.m. the day of the meeting will be provided to the Commission members electronically or in written format.

- All correspondence will become part of the permanent record.

- The public may always view a live video feed of the meeting online from the comfort / safety of their own home or workplace at Closed captioning is available.

- Planning Commission meeting agendas are publicly posted for review on the county website at 

All members of the public are asked to adhere to the above guidelines as well as all guidance by the County Public Health Officer.

These steps are designed to make the Planning Commission meeting accessible to everyone in a safe manner. Placer County officials have evaluated these meeting procedures following the March 24th Board meeting in order to continue to improve our remote public participation process. Please also be patient with us as we adjust to changes in process which are continually being provided by the County’s Public Health Officer and the Governor to further protect the public during the COVID-19 emergency.

“It’s important for Placer County to conduct its business to ensure essential services for our citizens,” said Board Chair Bonnie Gore. “We’re doing everything we can to facilitate social distancing and urge residents to take advantage of other methods to address the board versus attending meetings in person.”

“We hope our citizens understand and take to heart the need to participate remotely,” said CEO Todd Leopold. “This crisis may be part of our landscape for several months and we urge our citizens to adjust while still remaining a vital part of the governing process.”

Placer County is committed to do its part to limit coronavirus spread and has also reduced public counter service until further notice, providing online and phone services as alternatives. Essential services such as law enforcement, fire / emergency services, garbage, recycling, water, child protective services and waste water continue.

Placer County declared a local health emergency and a local emergency March 3 to ensure public health professionals have all necessary tools at their disposal to protect the community from COVID-19. Placer’s ongoing COVID-19 response will continue uninterrupted by the office closure.

For more information on COVID-19 novel coronavirus please visit the Placer County Public Health page


Appeals shall be in writing, and can be submitted online using E-Services to file an Appeal and payment; however, during the COVID-19, there is also a Drop Off bin outside the secondary lobby doors where a hard copy of the Appeal using the Universal Application Form and Appeal Form, as well as accompanying documentation can be placed before 3 p.m. Monday – Friday, excluding holidays.  An email will be sent with the link to make your payment online.

Regular Meetings

  • 10 a.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month
  • Planning Commission Chambers
    3091 County Center Drive
    Auburn, CA 95603

Agendas, Minutes, Media (Videos) and Live-stream

Agendas are available prior to the meetings; minutes are available following approval.  A live-streaming video feed of Planning Commission meetings is available during a current meeting.  Recordings of previous meetings can be accessed in the archives.
View Most Recent Agendas, Minutes, Media and Live-stream


SeatNameRepresentsTermAppointed ByExpires
1Samuel CannonDistrict 14 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2022
2Nathan HerzogDistrict 24 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2022
3Richard JohnsonDistrict 34 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2020
4Jeffrey MossDistrict 44 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2020
5Anders HaugeDistrict 54 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2020
6Larry SevisonAt-Large East of Sierra Crest4 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2022
7Wayne NaderAt-Large West of Sierra Crest4 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2020


Composed of seven members: 

  • 1 from each Supervisorial District with terms concurrent with the District Supervisor and appointed by the Board
  • 2 At-Large members appointed by the Board of Supervisors
  • 1 At-Large member shall reside east of the Sierra Crest
  • 1 At-Large member shall reside west of the Sierra Crest

The terms will be for four years.


Principal advisory body to the Board of Supervisors on planning and related matters; accomplishes its mission by holding public hearings and making recommendations on proposed general plans, studies and zoning text amendments, reviewing and making decisions on major land development proposals and by encouraging citizen leadership and participation in the planning process.

Conflict of Interest

  • Yes


$100 per diem and payment of additional expenses necessary to attend meetings and perform the duties of office.