Planning Commission


 Applicants wishing to have items considered by the Planning Commission should contact the Planning Department.

Regular meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Thursday of every month
  • City Hall, Council Chambers
    217 East Center Street
    Moab, UT


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • As needed
  • City Hall, Council Chambers
    217 East Center Street
    Moab, UT

Watch Moab City Planning Commission meetings in real time through our LIVE STREAMING service on the Moab City YouTube channel.

Agendas & Minutes

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

Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes


The Planning Commission is a five-member board. Members are appointed by the mayor for a three-year term.

  • Kya Marienfeld - Chair
    Term Expires December 31, 2024
  • Carolyn Conant
    Term Expires December 31, 2025
  • Machael Layton
    Term Expires December 31, 2024
  • Miles Loftin
    Term Expires December 31, 2025
  • Jill Tatton
    Term Expires December 31, 2024

Email the Planning Commission

(Please note: The Moab City Planning Director, the City Manager and the Assistant City Manager also receive the emails sent via the link above. All emails sent to the planning commission are considered public documents under GRAMA, the Government Records Access and Management Act.)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Planning Commission is a seven-member appointed board who acts in an advisory capacity for most land use decisions of the City.  It acts as the land use authority for a number of issues, as well.

The planning commission shall have the following powers and duties with respect to the land use code:

A. The planning commission shall hear and make recommendations with regard to requests for amendments to the land use sections of the Moab Municipal code. The planning commission may also act on its own initiative in considering and recommending amendments to the code. Before a favorable recommendation is given, however, it must be shown that:

  1. The amendment will not be contrary to the land use plan;
  2. The amendment will not militate against the fulfillment of any other provisions of the comprehensive plan;
  3. . The amendment will not decrease nor adversely affect the health, safety, convenience, morals, or general welfare of the public;
  4.  The amendment will more fully carry out the intent and purpose of the code;
  5.  That, balancing the interest of the petitioner with the interest of the public, both interests will be served better by adopting such an amendment.

In considering a request for an amendment to the zoning ordinance or map, the planning commission may submit a recommendation for or against the request or it may recommend an alternate amendment.

B. To review, approve, disapprove or approve subject to modifications, requests for permits to construct largescale developments.

C. Any other duty imposed on the planning commission under the terms of the code.