Planning Commission


  • 6 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
  • City Hall Council Chambers
    1 Town Square
    Murrieta, CA 92562

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 

Please visit Murrieta’s Vimeo channel for additional viewing options here (Link)

To view current and past Planning Commission Agendas, Minutes, and Video Click here.


  • Thomas Butler, Chair
    Appointed: July 18, 2017
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Jon Levell, Vice Chair
    Appointed: January 15, 2019
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Josh Knight, Commissioner
    Appointed: May 8, 2019
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Kellan Falconieri, Commissioner
    Appointed: June 24, 2020
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Michael LaPaglia, Commissioner
    Appointed: January 15, 2019
    Term expires: December 31, 2022


The Planning Commission:

  • Advises the City Council on agricultural preserves and land conservation contract action
  • Advises the City Council on development agreements, master development plans and specific plans
  • Advises the City Council on development code amendments and zoning map amendments
  • Approves conditional use permits, parcel, tract and vesting maps; surface mining permits and variances
  • Promotes coordination of local plans and programs with other public agencies
  • Reviews and receive public input on the general plan and implements it through administration of specific plans, zoning and subdivision ordinances
  • Reviews capital improvement programs for consistency with the general plan

Rules of Procedure

View the Planning Commission Rules of Procedure (PDF).

Join the Planning Commission

In compliance with the requirements of the Maddy Act, Government Code Section 54972, please visit the Commissions and Committees page to access the City’s Local Appointment List and current vacancies. To be eligible for appointment to a board or commission, a person must:

  • Be registered to vote within the City
  • Not be an employee of the City

Please note the names on this list are subject to change based on term expirations and resignations that occur during the year. Please refer to the corresponding board or commission page for current membership.