About Planning

Planning & Zoning Commission


The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of 9 citizens appointed by the City Council. The current members are listed below:

  • Jason O'Quinn- Chair
  •  Sergio De Los Santos- Vice Chair
  • Chris Brewer
  • Tim Yarbough
  • David Moore
  • Michael Driskill
  • M. Jared Sullivan
  • Giovanni Zavala
  • Linda Bertl

Hearing Dates


The Planning and Zoning Commission meets twice a month on the second and fourth Monday. Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are held at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the Farmers Branch City Hall located at 13000 William Dodson Parkway. Upcoming planning and zoning cases are posted as they arise. Download the 2017 schedule here.

Staff Functions


The planning staff manages the City’s development process and coordinates the City’s activities regarding long-range land use planning. The planning division processes development applications, provides technical support to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council, maintains the comprehensive plan as well as many other activities. Their focus is on development that will enhance the quality of life for residents and businesses.

The planning staff has experience in a wide variety of disciplines including architecture, city and regional planning, economics, geography, and mathematics. All members of the planning staff are licensed by the American Institute of Certified Planners.