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The Planning Commission conducts public hearings and make decisions and/or recommends to the Board of Supervisors on a wide range of land use proposals and entitlements, including Use Permits, Subdivisions and Parcel Maps. There are five members on the Commission that are appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

All members serving of the Commission are selected by Supervisorial District and serve for the term, which expires one month following the date the Commissioner's nominating Supervisor leaves office.  When a Commissioner's term ends due to the nominating Supervisor leaving office, only the newly elected or appointed Supervisor is entitled to nominate a replacement to fill the vacancy. 

Staff Liaison to the Commission

John McDowell
Deputy Planning Director

Please include Mr. McDowell in any emails or written correspondence sent to two or more Commissioners or communications intended for the Commission as a whole. Correspondence pertaining to any item coming before the Commission should be sent directly to:

John McDowell
Deputy Planning Director
1195 Third Street, Suite 210
Napa, CA  94559
John.McDowell@countyofnapa.org
(707) 299-1354 direct
(707) 253-4417 main
All correspondence will be forwarded to the Commission promptly.  Public records laws require disclosure of all correspondence, including emails, pertaining to business matters that come before the Commission. Please assist that process by including the Commission's Staff Liaison in correspondence and emails with Commissioners.

 

Your Commissioners: 

Heather Phillips
Planning Commissioner
    District 1

(707) 226-9649

heather@vinehillranch.com

 (Planning Commissioner Heather Phillips (Photo by Jeff Tangen)

  Michael Basayne
Planning Commissioner
District 2 

(707) 815-7042

 

napacommissioner@yahoo.com

 

Planning Commissioner Michael Basayne (Photo by Jeff Tangen)

Anne Cottrell
Planning Commissioner

District 3 

(707) 408-1166

anne.cottrell@lucene.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Terry Scott
Planning Commissioner

District 4

 (707) 251-5533

tkscottco@aol.com

Planning Commissioner Terry Scott (Photo by Jeff Tangen)

 Matt Pope
Planning Commissioner

District 5

(707) 287-6407

mattpope384@gmail.com

Planning Commissioner Matt Pope (Photo by Jeff Tangen)
Commission Meetings & Agendas

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Public Notices

Regular Commission meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 9:00 a.m, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 2741 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building 2, Napa CA. Regular Airport Land Use Commission meetings are held quarterly, as needed, starting with the first Wednesday in February.

For agenda posting notification, you can either:


Zoning Administrator
Role and Responsibility

The Zoning Administrator (ZA) hears and decides on a broad range of minor planning permit applications over which he or she has authority (see Title 18.10.020 of the County Zoning Code). Zoning Administrator meetings are held on an as needed basis.  Please visit the Public Notices page for items scheduled.

As allowed under the County Code, David Morrison, Director of Planning, Building & Environmental Services has delegated ZA duties to John McDowell, Deputy Planning Director. 

John McDowell
Deputy Planning Director
1195 Third Street, Suite 210
Napa, CA  94559
John.McDowell@countyofnapa.org
(707) 299-1354 direct
(707) 253-4417 main

For scheduled information, agendas and minutes for the Commission or the ZA contact the Planning Commission Clerk by email at Melissa.Gray@countyofnapa.org or by telephone at (707) 299-1380.