Planning Commission


  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month (tentative, not all dates will have hearings scheduled)
  • Board of Supervisors Chambers, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959

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Supervisorial District I:
Ricki Heck
Represents Nevada City, Banner Mountain area.

Supervisorial District II:
Laura Duncan
Represents South of Grass Valley, Alta Sierra, Lake of the Pines area

Supervisorial District III:
Paul Aguilar
Represents Grass Valley area

Supervisorial District IV:
Ed James
Represents Penn Valley, French Corral and the North San Juan area

Supervisorial District V:
Bob Jensen
Represents Truckee, Washington and areas east of Nevada City

Jurisdiction, Powers & Duties

(From Code Section A-II 42.5.1)
The Nevada County Planning Commission shall have the jurisdiction over and shall review and consider and approve or disapprove all of the following:

  1. Review and recommend actions to the Board of Supervisors for all General Plan Amendments.
  2. Review and recommend actions to the Board of Supervisors for amendments to the Nevada County Zoning Ordinance.
  3. Review of all capital improvement plans.
  4. All subdivisions requiring the approval and filing of a final map and parcel maps creating more than four lots and all major use permits and site plans as provided in the Zoning Ordinance.