Placer County re-appoints Richard Johnson to Planning Commission

Published on January 13, 2021

Placer County resident Richard Johnson was re-appointed by the Placer County Board of Supervisors yesterday to serve as planning commissioner to represent the western slope of the county. 

“Rich Johnson is extremely qualified to represent the western slope of the Sierra Crest, especially the populated rural areas that interface with our wildlands and are at the highest risk of wildfire,” said District 3 Supervisor Jim Holmes.

The Planning Commission is the principal advisory body to the Board of Supervisors on planning and related matters and is tasked with making recommendations on proposed general plans, zoning text amendments and major land development proposals.

The commission is composed of seven members each serving a four-year term: one from each of the five supervisorial districts and two members from the community at large. One at-large member is required to reside east of the Sierra Crest and the other at-large member is required to reside west of the Sierra Crest. All members of the commission are appointed by the board.

Johnson has served on the Placer County Planning Commission (District 3) and Agricultural Commission, Auburn Chamber Board of Directors and is a founding member of the Placer County Visitors Bureau and Foresthill Fire Safe Council. 

Johnson retired from the U.S. Forest Service’s American River Ranger District where he served as a district ranger for 20 years. 

The Planning Commission holds public meetings at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at the Planning Commission Chambers in North Auburn. Additional information about the commission, future meetings and agendas are available here.