Planning Commission

The Blue Lake Planning Commission is an advisory agency appointed by the City Council that makes recommendations relating to the sound and orderly growth and development of the City. The Planning Commission is the approving authority for subdivisions, lot mergers and lot line adjustments, use permits, and variances. Appointments are held in June of even-numbered years, in which either two or three planning commission members are elected to four-year terms.

Meeting Information

The Planning Commission is scheduled to meet on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Skinner Store located behind City Hall.  The Planning Commission meets on an as-needed basis when it is determined that there are items requiring the Planning Commissions review and/or consideration.  Meeting notices and agendas are posted below.

May 15, 2023 Agenda Packet-Part 1  & Agenda Packet Part 2

Planning Commission Public Hearing Notice-May 15, 2023

April Meeting-Cancelled

March 27, 2023 Agenda Packet & Agenda

February 20, 2023 Agenda Packet

November 21, 2022 Agenda Packet

October 17, 2022-Agenda Packet

October 17, 2022-Public Hearing Notice-O Zone Amendment

September 19, 2022-Agenda Packet

June 20, 2022-Agenda Packet

May 23, 2022-Agenda Packet

April 18, 2022-Agenda & Staff Report

March 21, 2022 - Agenda & Packet

March 14, 2022-Special Meeting Agenda & Packet

March 14th-Public Hearing Notice-Housing Element Update

February 28, 2022 Packet

February 7, 2022 Packet

September 20, 2021-Planning Agenda and Packet

July 19, 2021-Planning Packet & Agenda

June 7, 2021-Planning Commission Special Meeting Agenda & Packet

March 29, 2021-Planning Commission Special Meeting Agenda & Packet

March 15, 2021-Planning Commission Meeting Agenda and Packet

Documents relating to projects are available for review at the City Clerk's office, 111 Greenwood Avenue, Blue Lake, CA, weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to noon, and l:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (707) 668-5655

City Planner

The City of  Blue Lake contracts planning and engineering services through SHN, Inc.  Garry Rees is assigned as the City Planner for the City of Blue Lake, and comes with several years of experience both locally and elsewhere.

Office hours for the City Planner are the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, from 9:30-12 by appointment only. Appointments can be made over the phone or in person for a variety of issues, such as zoning questions, development issues, and much more.

 City of Blue Lake Zoning Map


Planning Commission Members

Robert Chapman

Term expires:  June 30, 2024

Elaine Hogan

Term Expires:  June 30, 2024

Earl Eddy

Term Expires:  June 30, 2026

Matthew Schang

Term Expires:  June 30, 2024

Cort Pryor

Term expires:  June 30, 2026

Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

Planning Commission Minutes are available on this Page as soon as the City Clerk receives them from the Planning Commission Secretary. For all other Commission Minutes, please contact City Hall.

For information about older City Council, Planning Commission, Parks & Recreation Commission and Public Safety Commission minutes please contact the City Clerk at City Hall at

707-668-5655City Hall

2022 Meeting Minutes                        2023 Meeting Minutes

2021 Meeting Minutes