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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

Authority

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

Duties

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

Authority

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

Duties

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

Planning Commission Contact Information

Arielle Wright, Planning Commission
Contact us by Phone
Address
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465074, -122.723705

Board of Zoning Adjustments Contact Information

Arielle Wright, Board of Zoning Adjustments
Contact us by Phone
Address
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465074, -122.723705

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