The City’s phased plan to reopen facilities and services is based on our commitment to protect City staff and residents, and in adherence with the most up-to-date State of Colorado and Boulder County public health orders. To learn more about which City facilities have reopened or plan to reopen, visit the COVID-19 webpage.

The Planning Commission evaluates land use proposals and makes recommendations to the City Council. The Commission conducts public hearings to evaluate each proposal against municipal ordinances and the desires of the neighborhood. The Commission may choose to delay the decision, have another public hearing, or vote at the conclusion of the present meeting. After the public hearing, the Commission recommends, through a Resolution, that the City accept or reject the proposal.

The Commission consists of seven members who are appointed by the City Council and serve staggered terms (two 2-year, two 4-year, three 6-year terms).

Regular meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM in City Hall. Agendas for each meeting are posted in the foyer of City Hall, at the Library, at the Police Department/ Municipal Court Building, at the Recreation Center, and on this site prior to each meeting.

You may watch Planning Commission Meetings via web stream. DVDs of each meeting are available for 24-hour check out from the City Manager's Office, 749 Main Street.

2020 Planning Commission Members

Steve Brauneis
Ben Diehl
Dietrich Hoefner
Keaton Howe
Jeff Moline
Tom Sullivan Rice
Debra Williams

Email the Planning Commission If you’re interested in contacting the Commission to provide public comment regarding an issue, please send an email to All comments will be given to the Planning Commission and will be a part of the public record. To avoid conflicts with Colorado Open Meetings Laws and quasi-judicial ex parte rules, Planning Commission members do not respond to email. If you have a specific question and would like a response, please contact Planning Department staff at 303.335.4591.

Please note that any information submitted to the Commission is available for public review under the Colorado Open Records Act. The following link is updated on Wednesday morning of each week and includes all Planning Commission emails and correspondence from the previous 30 days. If you have questions about these public records or wish to request correspondence older than 30 days, please contact the Planning Division.

Previous 30 Day Planning Commission Emails and Correspondences

Meeting materials: The City keeps agendas, meeting packets, and minutes for the Commission. Items for the current calendar year are kept on this site and previous year's are kept in the City's Digital Records Repository. Current meeting agendas and packets are posted to this no later than site the Friday prior to the meeting.

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