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 meets Regularly on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Skinner Store located behind City Hall.

Agendas an packets are available here no later than 72 hours for regular meetings.

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.


Planning Commission Members

Robert Chapman

Term expires:  June 2020

Richard Platz

Term Expires:  June 2020

Earl Eddy

Term Expires:  June 2022

Matthew Schang

Term Expires:  June 2022

Cort Pryor

Term expires:  June 2022


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