Planning Commission

The City of Highland Planning Commission serves at the discretion of the City Council, and it has duties as provided in the City’s Municipal Code and State laws. The Commission is required to meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month commencing at 6:00 p.m. unless the meeting is canceled and/or rescheduled by the Community Development Director. The Commission is authorized to determine if projects are consistent with the City’s General Plan, meet the City’s Land Use and Development Code standards and guidelines, to approve or deny applications for design review, and to impose reasonable conditions upon such approval subject to requirements for open space, screening, and buffering of the adjacent properties, fences and walls, requirements for installation and maintenance of landscaping and erosion control measures, regulations of signs, grading requirements, regulations for hours of operations, establishment of development schedules or time limits for performance and completion of improvements, and such other matters the Commission may deem necessary to ensure compatibility with surrounding uses; to preserve the public health, safety, and general welfare; and to enable the Commission to make findings necessary for approval. The Commission is also responsible for reviewing public trails systems as part of entitlements and development applications. The Commission serves as the City’s Appeals Board and Building Appeals Board, and presides over administrative hearings involving municipal code or state code violations cited by the City or authorized enforcement officer. The Commission also reviews and approves new street names for new development and/or housing tracts. The City of Highland Planning Commissioners are also required to complete the Form 700 (Statement of Economic Interests Form) annually, and every two (2) years, pursuant to AB1234, complete a two (2) hour minimum ethics training course.


  • Randall Hamerly
  • Jarrod Miller
  • Dave Saran
  • Chandra Thomas
  • Vacancy

Agendas & Minutes

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

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