The Planning Commission is authorized by County ordinance to review the County General Plan and various development regulations and make recommendations on their adoption or amendment by the County Board of Supervisors. The Commission is also charged with reviewing and acting upon various development permits issued by the County. The County Planning Commission's jurisdiction is generally limited to the unincorporated areas of the County (outside city limits). Each city in the County has its own planning commission.

The Commission Secretary can be reached at (650) 363-1859 or by email: planning-commission@smcgov.org

The Commission generally meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Meetings are usually held in the Chambers of the Board of Supervisors, Hall of Justice & Records, 400 County Center, Redwood City. Please check the current agenda as meeting times and places are sometimes changed.

Members

Current Membership Title Appointed Expires Representing
Laurie Simonson Member 09/04/12 01/02/17 First District
Frederick Hansson Member 12/22/10 01/05/19 Second District
Zoe Kersteen-Tucker Member 02/25/14 01/31/18 Third District
Manuel Ramirez, Jr. Member 01/07/14 01/01/17 Fourth District
Steve Dworetzky Member 04/20/04 01/08/17 Fifth District

Advisory Members:
Steve Monowitz - Planning and Building Department
Tim Fox - County Counsel
Diana Shu - Department of Public Works

Past Hearings

Looking for minutes from a past hearing? Visit our Planning Commission meeting archive and find the meeting you are interested in by date.

2016 Schedule