Meetings: The Planning Commission typically meets every second and fourth Wednesday and other Wednesdays or other special meetings as needed. All meetings, including study sessions and public hearings, are open to the public and public comments are always welcome. Commission meetings are held in the Council Conference Room unless otherwise posted. If you wish to make a comment to the Commission, please refer to Public Comments at a Study Session and Testimony for a Public Hearing.
Members: The Planning Commission is comprised of seven Bellevue residents appointed by the mayor with the concurrence of the City Council. The terms are four years and expire on May 31 of the last year of the term. No one can serve more than two consecutive full terms. If a commissioner is appointed to fill a partial term of less than two years, that commissioner is eligible to serve for an additional two full terms.
Aaron Laing, Chair (first term ends 2016)
Michelle Hilhorst (Vice-Chair (first term ends 2017)
John Carlson (first term ends 2015)
Jay Hamlin (second term ends 2015)
Diane Tebelius (first term ends 2015)
John deVadoss (partial term ends 2015)
Stephanie Walter (term ends 2018)
The Planning Commission reviews and proposes amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, and makes recommendations to the City Council, using public input, on amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use (Zoning) Code. All other city boards and commissions coordinate their Comprehensive Plan and land use activities with the Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission also recommends and reviews studies of geographic subareas in the city. The Commission does not review site-specific development proposals.