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Ukiah Changing How Planning Commission Members are Appointed

City of Ukiah changed how Planning Commission members are appointed. City Council members will no longer nominate candidates. Under the previous arrangement, a commission member would serve as long as the city council member who appointed them serves. It was decided that this process could impact the decisions of the Commission member who may be influenced by their nominating City Council member. Under the new process, candidates will apply, and then be voted on by the entire City Council, so members will not be tied to one City Council member. Also, under the new process, candidates will be required to have experience related to planning.