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
11/03/2011 7:00 PM
*Code Blocks #4 Home Occupation/Home Industries Continue Public Hearing/Deliberations *Critical Areas Ordinance Process Discussion
10/20/2011 6:30 PM
*Parks Recreation & Open Space (PRO) Plan Public Hearing, Deliberation/Recommendation if possible. *Code Blocks #4 Home Occupation/Home Industries Introduction to Code Amendments, Public Hearing.
10/06/2011 6:30 PM
*Introduction & Review Process Parks Recreation & Open Space (PRO) Plan *Code Blocks #4 Home Occupation/Home Industries Public Hearing
09/22/2011 6:30 PM
*Process Discussion *Introduction to Code Blocks #4 Home Occupation/Home Industries
07/21/2011 6:30 PM
*CAO Process Discussion *Accessory Dwelling Units/Cottage Housing/Duplex Code Amendments
06/16/2011 6:30 PM
Accessory Dwelling Units/Cottage Housing Public Hearing/Deliberations/Recommendations
06/02/2011 6:30 PM
* Accessory Dwelling Units/Cottage Housing - Introduction to Codes/Public Hearing
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05/05/2011 6:30 PM
* Accessory Dwelling Units/Cottage Housing - Options/Alternatives continued
04/21/2011 6:30 PM
* Accessory Dwelling Units/Cottage Housing Options/Alternatives * Debrief/Discussion Sustainability Plan
03/21/2011 5:30 PM
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03/17/2011 6:30 PM
*Accessory Dwelling Units/Cottage Housing Options/Alternatives *Fundraising Sign Code Amendments Public Hearing/Deliberations/Recommendations
03/03/2011 6:30 PM
*Introduction to Sustainability Plan *Introduction to Cottage Housing *Introduction to Fundraising Sign Code Amendments
02/03/2011 6:30 PM
*Surface Water Design Manual Deliberation/Recommendations/Public Hearing *Introduction to Accessory Dwelling Units
01/20/2011 6:30 PM
*Electric Vehicle Charging Stations - Deliberations/Recommendations *Surface Water Design Manual Introduction to Code/Public Hearing
01/06/2011 6:30 PM
*Planning Commission Orientation *Surface Water Design Manual - 101 Reprise *Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Public Hearing/Deliberations/Recommendations
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