Planning Commission


  • 9 a.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
  • Board of Supervisors Chambers
    1195 Third Street
    Suite 305
    Napa, CA

View the meeting schedule for 2018 Planning Commission. (PDF)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Agenda Postings

For agenda posting notification, you can either:

  • Contact the Planning Commission Clerk by email, or by telephone at 707-253-4417
  • Use the Notify Me® feature to establish an account and manage your subscriptions.

Joelle Gallagher

Joelle Gallagher

Planning Commissioner District 1
Email Joelle Gallagher
Phone: 707-738-7108

Dave Whitmer

Dave Whitmer

Planning Commissioner District 2
Email Dave Whitmer
Phone: 707-732-6018

Anne Cottrell

Anne Cottrell

Planning Commissioner District 3
Email Anne Cottrell
Phone: 707-408-1166

Terry Scott

Terry Scott

Planning Commissioner District 4
Email Terry Scott
Phone: 707-251-5333

Jeri Gill

Jeri Gill

Planning Commissioner District 5
Email Jeri Gill
Phone: 707-337-4975


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

  • David Morrison, Director


Please include Mr. Morrison 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:

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.

Zoning Administrator

Role & 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.

  • David Morrison
    Planning Director
    1195 Third Street
    Suite 210
    Napa, CA 94559
  • Email David Morrison
  • Direct: 707-253-4805
  • Main: 707-253-4417