Planning Commission


The City of Sammamish will be canceling the Thursday, November 17, Planning Commission meeting in favor of moving the meeting topic scheduled for that meeting (Department of Commerce Comprehensive Plan Checklist) to the December 15 meeting date. October and November have been very busy months for the City – not only with the Comprehensive Plan Update kicking off with the Planning Summit, but also the review of the Housing Needs Assessment, beginning the Climate Action Plan, and more. As a result, we need to adjust our timelines to ensure work products that go before our Commissions and Council have had time to be fully reviewed by staff and are of the highest quality.

To ensure we are utilizing the time with the Planning Commission to its best extent, we are postponing the presentation on the Department of Commerce Checklist Review to the December 15, 2022, Planning Commission meeting date.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience.




The Planning Commission makes planning policy recommendations to the City Council and offers advice on development regulations. The Commissioners will also make recommendations on periodic adjustments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

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  • Kerry Bosworth, Planning Commissioner – Position 1 (term ends 01/31/2024)
  • Mike Bresko, Planning Commissioner – Position 2 (term ends on 01/31/2024)
  • Thorin Labby - Position 3  (term ends 1/31/2023)
  • Josh Amato, Planning Commissioner - Position 4  (term ends 1/31/2023)
  • John Backman, Planning Commissioner - Position 5  (term ends 1/31/2025)
  • Mark Baughman Chair, Planning Commissioner - Position 6  (term ends 1/31/2026)
  • Jerry Norman, Planning Commissioner – Position 7 (term ends 01/31/2026)



Date Meeting Info Agenda Minutes Video
12/16/2010 6:30 PM
Topics: * Code Blocks #3 - Deliberations/Recommendations * Electric Vehicles Charging Stations - Public Hearing/Deliberations/Recommendations
12/02/2010 6:30 PM
Topics: * Code Blocks #3 - Introduction Code Changes * Electric Vehicles Charging Stations - Introduction to Code * Commissioner Election Process Update
11/18/2010 6:30 PM
Topics: * Transfer Development Rights Continuation Public Hearing. * Transfer Development Rights Deliberation/Recommendations. * Commissioner Nomination Process for Chair & Vice Chair
11/04/2010 6:30 PM
Topic: * Transfer Development Rights Introduction to Code and Public Hearing
10/21/2010 7:00 PM
Topics: * Transfer Development Rights Code 101B
09/23/2010 6:30 PM
Topics: * Critical Areas Ordinance 101C * Surface Water Design Manual 101B
09/02/2010 6:30 PM
Topics: * Critical Areas Ordinance Code Amendments * Introduction to Transfer Development Rights 101A
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07/15/2010 6:30 PM
Topics: * CAO 101B Continuation of Presentation * Deliberation/Recommendations on Town Center Items
07/13/2010 6:30 PM
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07/01/2010 6:30 PM
Topic: Critical Areas Ordinance 101A Surface Water Design Manual Presentation
06/17/2010 6:30 PM
Topic: Public Hearing/Deliberation/Recommendations on Wireless Communication Facility. Introduction to Surface Water Design Manual
06/03/2010 6:30 PM
Topic: King County Agriculture Commission Briefing Wireless Communication Facility - Introduction/Discussion on Proposed Code Amendments
05/20/2010 6:30 PM
Topics: Introduction on Sustainability Wireless Communication Facility Industry Forum
05/06/2010 6:30 PM
Topics: Parks Review. Wireless Communication Facility 101
04/08/2010 6:30 PM
Topics: * Public Hearing Deliberations/Recommendations on Title 19. * Elections Report for Chair & Vice Chair Planning Commission Positions.
03/18/2010 6:30 PM
Topic: Overview on Title 19
03/04/2010 6:30 PM
Topic: Introduction/Overview Title 19 Bylaws Review
02/09/2010 6:30 PM
City Council Joint Meeting with Planning Commission
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02/04/2010 6:30 PM
The Planning Association of Washington & The Washington State Department of Commerce present A Short Course on Local Planning Course
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