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Planning Commission

Planning Commission

The Salt Lake City Planning Commission adopts and acts on any changes to the City’s master plans, small area plans, special studies, zoning ordinances, and zoning district maps. The Commission also approves planned unit developments, conditional uses and certain subdivisions.

Agendas and Minutes

Ordinance and Governing Documents

Policies and Procedures


Meeting Information

The Commission meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month in room 326 of the Salt Lake City and County Building. Meetings and Public Hearings will begin at 5:30 p.m. and are open to the public. However, the Commission may receive training at earlier times as indicated on the agenda. Additional meetings are scheduled as needed.

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Attending the Meeting

Meeting Participation

If you are interested in participating during the Public Hearing portion of the meetings, please join us in-person or remotely through the meeting livestreams. If you are unable to attend the hearing and would like to submit comments for the Commission’s consideration, please submit those comments to the Staff Contact for the applicable project. You can find the Staff Contact on the Planning Commission agenda.

Hybrid Meetings

A Hybrid meeting allows participation during the public hearings either in person or online. When a hybrid meeting is scheduled please check the agenda for the Webex link. View Instructions on how to join a WebEx meeting.

Meeting Livestreams

The Planning Commission meeting livestream will be available on the following platforms the day of the meeting. If you are interested in participating during the Public Hearing portion of the meetings or provide general comments, email us at planning.comments@slcgov.com. Public Comments will be read in to record if received prior to closing of the Public Hearing and if they 2 minutes or less in length.

About the Commission / Member Qualifications

The Planning Commission is composed of nine to eleven members, appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. Each member serves a four-year term. The director of the planning division shall serve as an ex officio member without vote.

The Commission consists of residents of Salt Lake City that are appointed in a manner providing balanced geographic, professional, neighborhood and community interests representation

Residency Requirement: Must be a resident of Salt Lake City.

For any additional information, please reference Chapter 21A.06.030.

Powers and Duties

  • Prepare and recommend a comprehensive general plan to the City Council.
  • Considers and makes recommendations to City Council regarding zoning and master plan amendments, and City ordinance changes.
  • Hear and decide appeals from administrative decisions of the planning director or designee.
  • Approves planned unit developments and subdivisions.
  • Considers and makes rulings on conditional uses.
  • Make rulings regarding the existence, expansion or modification of nonconforming use and noncomplying structures.

Current Members

#MembersDistrictServing SinceTerm Expires
1Mike ChristensenD1202109 / 2025
2Richard TuttleD1202203 / 2026
3Andres ParedesD2201506 / 2023
4Levi de OliveiraD2202204 / 2026
5Brenda Scheer D3201706 / 2025
6Jon LeeD4201908 / 2023
7Andra GhentD5202109 / 2025
8Aimee BurrowsD6202109 / 2025
9Maurine BachmanD6201508 / 2023
10Amy BarryD7201803 /2026
11VacantD3 / D4

Vacancies

Please see above for upcoming term expiration/vacancy dates.

If you are interested in serving on this commission, please fill out and submit an application online. Only applications submitted up to one year prior to a vacancy date will be considered. The Mayor’s office will only contact applicants when considering them for specific appointments.

How to Become a Commissioner

Mayor Erin Mendenhall appoints Commission members with the advice and consent of the City Council.

Apply Here.


Contact Information

Aubrey Clark // Administrative Secretary
aubrey.clark@slcgov.com
801-535-7759