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Authority and Duties

The Planning Agency is made up of the Commissioners on both the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Adjustments.

Below are the Authority and Duties information for each.

Planning Commission


Chapter 2, Article VI of the Sonoma County Code; Ordinance 192, 4/9/41; Ordinance 1204, 10/6/69


The Planning Commission holds public hearings and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors concerning updates and amendments to the County's General Plan and zoning regulations. The Planning Commission also holds hearings and makes decisions on major subdivisions and mining proposals. 

Board of Zoning Adjustments


Chapter 2, Article VI of the Sonoma County Code: Ordinance No. 582, 5/19/1959


The Board of Zoning Adjustments conducts public hearings and makes decisions on applications for use permits, zoning variances and coastal development permits.

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