Planning Commission

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Pursuant to Proclamation 20-28.15 issued by Governor Jay Inslee, the City of Monroe Planning Commission meetings will be held in a hybrid format. Members of the public may participate in Planning Commission meetings both in-person and remotely.

In-person:
Monroe City Hall
806 W. Main Street
Monroe, WA 98272

 Join Zoom Meeting:
• Click here to join Zoom Meeting; or
• Dial in: (253) 215-8782
• Meeting ID: 837 4807 5121

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available upon adoption.
For Agendas and Minutes since January 1, 2021, please visit the City's new Agenda Center.
For Agendas and Minutes prior to January 1, 2021, please visit the Agendas & Minutes Archive.

As of June 2022, video of Planning Commission meetings can now be found on the City of Monroe's YouTube channel.

Audio

Audio is available after the meetings.
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Purpose

The Planning Commission reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council concerning land use issues including zoning, code changes, and revisions to the comprehensive plan.

Organization

The planning commission is composed of seven members. All members shall reside within the City limits of the City of Monroe, except the Mayor may appoint and the City Council confirm one commissioner from the City of Monroe’s urban growth area to fill a vacant position. The planning commission may designate one of its members to act as secretary, without salary, or, if requested by the commission, the mayor shall designate a member of the paid staff of the City to serve as such secretary. The commission meets the second and fourth Monday’s of the month at 7 p.m.

Membership

The members are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The term of office for each appointed commission member shall be four years, and expiration of terms of office shall be set forth so that each position shall expire in rotation on December 31st in each succeeding year, so that the fewest possible terms will expire in any one year.

These are the members of the current Planning Commission.
Position No. Commissioner Term Expires
Position 1 Jacob Walker December 31, 2025
Position 2 Kelsi Dockins December 31, 2022
Position 3 W. Jay Bull, Jr. December 31, 2024
Position 4 Brandi Blair December 31, 2024
Position 5 Liz Nugent December 31, 2024
Position 6 Melanie Lockhart December 31, 2023
Position 7 Junelle Lewis December 31, 2023

Board Responsibilities

The City Council may refer to the planning commission for its recommendation and report any ordinance, resolution, or other proposal relating to any of the matters and subjects referred to in Chapter 35A.63 RCW, as amended, and the commission shall promptly report to the council thereon, making such recommendations and giving such counsel as it may deem proper. 

The planning commission, at or before its first regular meeting in September of each year, shall make a full report in writing to the city council of its transactions and expenditures, if any, for the calendar year preceding, with such general recommendations as to matters covered by its prescribed duties and authority as may seem proper to it.

Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request. Call City Hall at 360-794-7400 and please allow one-week advance notice.

Planning Commission Rules of Procedure (PDF)