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Planning Commission

Planning Commission meetings are currently being held electronically without an anchor location.


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

Meetings are held every second and fourth Wednesday of the month; beginning at 5:30 p.m. Additional meetings are scheduled as needed.

Join our mailing list to receive meeting links and stay informed about opportunities to get involved!

Attending the Meeting

Planning Commission Meetings will not have an anchor location at the City and County Building, until further notice.

Commission Members will connect remotely. We want to make sure everyone interested in the Planning Commission meetings can still access the meetings how they feel most comfortable. If you are interested in watching the Planning Commission meetings, they are available on the following platforms:

Youtube – SLC Live Meetings

SLCtv Channel 17 Live

If you are interested in participating during the Public Hearing portion of the meetings or provide general comments, email us at or connect with us on Webex.

View instructions for how to join a virtual meeting.

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 citizens interested in city development and knowledgeable about the City’s neighborhoods and communities. The Commission should include at least two architects and other members with professional experience and qualifications such as:

  • Construction
  • Economic Development
  • Land Development
  • Real Estate
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Planning

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
1Carolynn Hoskins D12013 June 2021
3Adrienne Bell D32018September 2022
4Brenda Scheer D32017 April 2021
5Sara UrquhartD42016 August 2024
6Jon LeeD42019 August 2023
7Andres ParedesD42015June 2023
8Crystal Young-OtterstromD52020 April 2024
10Maurine BachmanD62015 August 2023
11Amy BarryD72018 March 2022


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 Planning Commission members with the advice and consent of the City Council.

View application information.

Contact Information

Marlene Rankins // Administrative Secretary
(385) 415-3382