The County Council on Tuesday appointed Chris Hales to the planning commission. Hales was appointed to fill the final vacancy on the commission for the Porterville/East Canyon Area. Hales has lived in the county for about two and a half years. He simply expressed a desire to serve the county. The council voted unanimously to appoint him. Hales was the only applicant who lived in the area. There were two other at large applicants being considered as well.