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Members                        District
Layton Lowe                   Connell/Kahlotus Area District
Melinda Didier                 Eltopia Area District
Mike Vincent                   Columbia River West Area District
Claude Pierret                 Snake River Area District
Mike Corrales                  Basin City Area District
Roger Lenk                      Riverview/West Pasco UGAB Area District
Kent McMullen                  Riverview/West Pasco UGAB Area District

The County Planning Commission typically holds regularly scheduled meetings/hearings on the 1st Tuesday of every month. The meetings/hearings are held in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Franklin County Courthouse, 1016 N 4th Ave, Pasco, WA unless otherwise posted.     *Planning Commission Hearing - Procedures/Protocol/Etiquette*

Planning Commission Duties
The Planning Commission is a seven (7) member volunteer board that is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Planning Commission appointments are four (4) year terms. The Planning Commission normally consists of a wide range of citizens from different sections (Planning Districts are designated on a map in the Planning Department) Click Here to View Planning District Map of the County who represent the general values of the community in land use decision making. The Planning Commission is not a "final" decision making committee but rather makes "recommendations" to the elected officials for the different applications they review. The various applications the Planning Commission will review includes: Conditional Use Permits, Variances, Rezones, Subdivisions, Shoreline Permits, Zoning and Subdivision Text/Map Amendments, and Comprehensive Plan Amendments.

As in most other Counties and Cities across the State of Washington, Franklin County has a professional planning staff which brings technical expertise and knowledge to the land use process and assists the Planning Commission members as they review plans and projects. Prior to each meeting, Staff will visit each agenda site and develop a Staff Report for the Planning Commission to review. This Report normally describes the project, the applicable law(s) and provides a list of comments from the County's Technical Agency's.