- Boards, Commissions, & Advisory Bodies
- Planning Commission
The City of Woodland Planning Commission, consisting of seven members appointed by the City Council, conducts hearings, comes to decisions, and makes recommendations to the City Council on matters related to planning, land use and historical preservation. The Commission also assists in developing, implementing, and maintaining the City's Community Design Standards, General Plan and Specific Plans, as well as the City's Zoning Ordinance, and Historical Landmarks, Districts and Resources Ordinance of the Woodland Municipal Code.
The powers and duties of the Planning Commission include, but are not limited to the following:
- Conduct hearings and make recommendations to the City Council on proposed amendments to the General Plan map and text.
- Conduct hearings and make recommendations to the City Council on proposed amendments to the Zoning Map and text.
- Conduct hearings and make recommendations to the City Council on proposed Development Agreements.
- Approve, conditionally approve, modify, or deny Conditional Use Permits and Variances.
- Hear and decide on modifications to approved Conditional Use Permits and Variances.
- Hear and decide on proposals to revoke permits..
- Hear and decide appeals from decisions of the Director or Zoning Administrator on decisions, determinations, or interpretations made in the enforcement of the Zoning Code.
- Make environmental determinations on any approvals it grants that are subject to environmental review under CEQA pursuant to State Law.
- Review of the annual capital improvement program budget for conformity with the General Plan.
- Conduct development review on any approvals it grants that are subject to development review.
- Undertake a comprehensive historic resources inventory and maintain a historic register.
- Establish various criteria, guidelines and standards to carry out the intent of Chapter 15.24, Historical Landmarks, Districts, and Resources.
- Recommend to the City Council the designation of historical landmarks and historical districts.
- Participate in administrating regulations pertaining to historical landmarks and historical districts.
- Recommend to the City Council ways to fund and to otherwise make financially feasible the protection of historical landmarks and historical districts in the City.
- Recommend to the City Council the means to implement the historic preservation element of the General Plan and Chapter 15.24, Historical Landmarks, Districts, and Resources by developing information and programs to increase awareness of, preservation of, and use of historical landmarks and historical districts in the City.
- Other duties and powers as assigned or directed by the City Council.
All discretionary decisions of the Planning Commission may be appealed to the City Council, in compliance Zoning Code, Section 17.96.160, Appeals.