Planning Commission

The Plumas County Planning Commission is comprised of five citizens appointed by the Supervisor of their district to represent five geographic areas in the county. The Board of Supervisors appointed the Commission to provide recommendations on issues concerning Plumas County's General Plan, and to promote public interest regarding the future direction of development in Plumas County.

The Plumas County Planning Department provides professional and support services to the Commission including Assistant Planning Director Becky Herrin, Commission Clerk.

District 1 – Vacant
District 2 – Moorea Hoffman Stout
District 3 – Tom McGowan (Chair)
District 4 – Charles Leonhardt
District 5 – Harvey West (Vice-Chair)

The Planning Commission typically meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Plumas County Courthouse Building, Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 308 (520 Main Street, Quincy). 


For more information regarding the Planning Commission, see link located on the left hand column
of this webpage called "Planning Commission Members (PDF)" or please call or email:
Tracey Ferguson, AICP
Plumas County Planning Director
(530) 283-6214

Planning Commission General Plan Element by Element Review 

Land Use Element & Implementation Measures Summary
Economics Element & Implementation Measures Summary & Staff Report re: Planning Commissioners Recommendations
Water Resources Element & Implementation Measures Summary (to come)
Noise Element & Implementation Measures Summary

Upcoming Public Hearings - October 7, 2021 

Plumas County 2035 General Plan Public Health & Safety Element Amendment - PUBLIC NOTICE

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
Most Recent Agenda | View All

Minutes are also available following approval.
Most Recent Minutes | View All


Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the Plumas County Public Health Agency Declaration of Local Health Emergency, dated March 16, 2020, and ratified by the Plumas County Board of Supervisors, the County is making several changes related to Planning Commission meetings to protect the public’s health and prevent the disease from spreading locally. California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20 on March 17, 2020, relating to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Pursuant to the Executive Order, the Governor’s temporary partial exemptions to the Brown Act, and to maintain the orderly conduct of the meeting, the County of Plumas members of the Planning Commission may attend the meeting via teleconference or phone conference and participate in the meeting to the same extent as if they were physically present.  Due to the Governor’s temporary, partial exemption to the Brown Act, the Board Chambers will be open to the public but subject to social distancing requirements, which may limit the number of people that may enter to 25% of room capacity. Those that wish to attend the Commission meeting will be required to wear a face covering, as required by the local Public Health Officer order.


Live Stream Meeting / View Only:
Members of the public who wish to only watch the meeting can view via the following link: LIVE ONLINE

Zoom Meeting / View and Verbal Public Comment Opportunity:
Members of the public who wish to watch live and provide public comment on any item on the agenda can join via the following link:
Call: 1-669-900-9128
Meeting ID: 926 6856 7598
Passcode: 461910

Written Public Comment Opportunity:
Members of the public may submit written comments on any matter within the Commission’s subject matter jurisdiction (Plumas County Code Title 2, Chapter 2, Article 1, Sec. 2-2.107 – Duties), regardless of whether the matter is on the agenda for Commission consideration or action. Comments will be entered into the administrative record of the meeting.

Members of the public are strongly encouraged to submit their comments on agenda and non-agenda items before and/or during the Planning Commission meeting using the email address: