Planning Department

The Planning Division provides pre-development assistance and processes applications for land use permits, development projects, subdivisions, and conducts environmental review consistent with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The current Planning staff prepares the agenda and staff reports for meetings of the Planning Commission and the Heritage Preservation Committee. For further information, call the Planning Division at (530)-458-4740 ext 103. 

The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. and holds public hearings for conditional use permits, subdivision, and parcel map applications. The Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding revisions to the General Plan, Specific Plans, and Zoning Ordinance.

Meeting notices are sent out to property owners adjacent to proposed projects and in the Colusa County Sun-Herald. The Public is encouraged to attend and voice their concerns regarding items before the commission. Time is set aside at the beginning of the meeting to hear comments from the public for items not on the agenda.

Planning Commissioners are appointed by the City Council to four-year terms.

Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 425 Webster Street, Colusa

The City of Colusa City Council adopted The City of Colusa Draft General Plan and certified the General Plan Update Master Environmental Impact Report (MEIR) on October 30, 2007. The following links will direct to the General Plan and the MEIR

The Heritage Preservation Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. and holds public hearings regarding activities affecting designated Historic Districts, Historic Resources and heritage properties in the City of Colusa. The Committee members are appointed by the City Council to four-year terms.

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