Planning Commission


  • May-September: 7:00PM
  • October-April: 6:30PM
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • Franklin County Courthouse
    1016 N 4th Avenue
    Commissioners Meeting Room
    Pasco, WA 99301

View the Planning Commission Hearing - Procedures/Protocol/Etiquette (PDF)

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Mike Corrales, Basin City Area District
  • Melinda Didier, Eltopia Area District
  • Manny Gutierrez, Riverview/West Pasco UGAB Area District Position Number 1
  • Peter Harpster, Riverview/West Pasco UGAB Area District Position Number 2
  • Stacy Kniveton, Snake River Area District
  • Layton Lowe, Connell/Kahlotus Area District
  • Mike Vincent, Columbia River West Area District

Planning Commission Duties

The Planning Commission is a seven member volunteer board that is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Planning Commission appointments are four 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) View the Planning District Map of the County (PDF) 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
  • 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 Agencies. Visit the Planning and Building Department