Planning Commission

The Planning Commission consists of a five-person board chosen at large by the Board of Supervisors. Each term is for four years. The current commission members are:


Mike Filippini, Chair

Irv Christensen

Janet Baldridge

Liz Fisher


Planning Commission meetings are held the second Thursday following the first Tuesday of each month. Meeting locations are generally held at  the following location:

Sierra County Courthouse
Board of Supervisors Chambers
100 Courthouse Sq.
Downieville, CA

Special meetings may be called from time to time, with the meeting location, time, and date posted at least one week prior to the meetings. Occasionally, the meeting dates and locations are changed as the need arises. Please check this page for the latest information or contact the Planning Department.

In accordance with the Brown Act, the Planning Commission meeting agenda is posted at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting. Agenda and supporting documents are available online prior to the scheduled meeting, or you may review the documents during regular business hours at the Planning Department, at 101 Courthouse Sq., Downieville.

Official recordings and minutes are on file with the Planning Department and may be requested by contacting the administrative assistant or access and viewed on the main website page under agenda & minutes.