Planning Commission

The Planning Commission consists of a five-person board chosen at large by the Board of Supervisors.  Each term is four years.  The current commission members are:

  • James E. Kelley, Chair
  • Liz Fisher, Vice Chair
  • Larry Allen
  • Mike Filippini
  • Vacant               


Planning Commission meetings are held the second Thursday following the first Tuesday of each month.  Meetings are generally held at the following location:

Sierra County Courthouse | Board of Supervisors Chambers

100 Courthouse Square

Downieville, CA 

Special meetings may be called from time to time.  These meetings will be noticed at least one week prior, and the notice will include the meeting location, time, and date. Occasionally, the meeting dates and locations of regular meetings are changed as the need arises.  Please visit our calendar, which is available on the right-hand side of this page, and on the homepage of our website.

In accordance with the Brown Act, the Planning Commission meeting agenda is posted at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting. Agenda and supporting documents are available online via our Agenda Center


Planning Commissioners are appointed by the Board of Supervisors.  You can obtain more information on vacancies and how to apply here: 

Boards, Commissions, and Committees