Boards and Commissions

Agricultural Preserve Review Committee

The Preserve Review Committee is a technical advisory committee that acts on behalf of the Board of Supervisors and makes recommendations to the Board on agricultural-related planning matters.

Airport Land Use Commission

The Airport Land Use Commission is an advisory agency whose purpose is to study, discuss, and provide recommendations related to the development and use of land surrounding San Luis Obispo County airports.

Board of Construction Appeals

The Board of Construction Appeals is composed of members who represent the construction industry, the design professions, and the general public. If a person wishes to appeal a code interpretation or decision of the building official, this board would hear such an appeal. Its decisions are final - that is, they may not be appealed to the Board of Supervisors.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is a five-member citizen commission appointed by the Board of Supervisors to act on behalf of the Board and make recommendations to the Board on planning matters.

Planning Commission Purview
Entitlement Type Role
Appeals of Director Determinations Decision-Making Body
Conditional Use Permits Decision-Making Body
General Plan Amendments Advisory Body
Minor Use Permits (elevated by Director) Decision-Making Body
Third Time Extensions Decision-Making Body
Tract Maps Decision-Making Body
Variances Decision-Making Body

Planning Department Hearing

Planning Department hearings are overseen by a hearing officer acting on behalf of the Director of Planning & Building.

Planning Department Hearing Purview
Entitlement Type Role
Appeals of Administrative Fines Decision-Making Body
Appeals of Environmental Determinations Decision-Making Body
Lot Line Adjustments (outside of Coastal Zone and exempt from CEQA) Decision-Making Body
Minor Use Permits Decision-Making Body
Road Names Decision-Making Body

Subdivision Review Board

The Subdivision Review Board is a technical advisory board that acts on behalf of the Board of Supervisors and makes recommendations to the Board on subdivision-related planning matters. It consists of appointed staff members from the Department of Planning & Building, the Department of Public Works, Cal Fire, and the Air Pollution Control District.

Subdivision Review Board Purview
Entitlement Type Role
Conditional Certificates of Compliance Decision-Making Body
Lot Line Adjustments (within Coastal Zone or not exempt from CEQA) Decision-Making Body
Parcel Maps Decision-Making Body

Information for upcoming meetings, including agendas and staff reports, as well as archived meetings, including video and audio files, can be found below:

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