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Updated: September 30, 2016

Committee Type: Community Advisory Standing Committee
Created: 1962
Official Action(s): Ordinance No. 475; Emeryville Municipal Code Title 2, Chapter 3, Article 3, Sections 2-3.301, et. seq.
Definition/Purpose: To initiate and conduct studies with respect to those matters affecting the orderly growth and development of the City, and to make recommendations to the City Council with respect to such matters; to make the necessary findings, and to grant or deny variances, use permits, and other planning entitlements, as set forth in the Chapter 4 of Title 9 of the Municipal Code; and to perform other duties as set for in Section 2-3.314 of the Municipal Code.
Eligibility of Requirements/Composition: Up to 7 Members.
  • At least 4 residents with one year residency prior to appointment
  • Non-residents must be business owners, employees, or officers of businesses located in the City for at least one year prior to appointment
  • Various geographic areas of the City shall be represented
Committee Facts: Each member of the Planning Commission may receive compensation of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per month if he or she elects to do so. The members shall be allowed necessary actual travelling and other expenses when the interests of the City shall require; provided, however, the City Council shall first specifically authorize the purpose and expenditures therefor. City of Emeryville elected officials may not serve on this Committee. The City of Emeryville does not specifically prohibit concurrent service on more than one committee, provided, however, that the Government Code prohibition against incompatible offices shall apply. If a request were made to serve on more than one committee, a determination would be made as to whether that service would be allowable.
Term(s): 3 Years, Staggered (expiring June 30)
Regular Meeting: Monthly
4th Thursday, January through October
2nd Thursday of December
6:30 PM
Council Chambers (1333 Park Avenue, Emeryville)
Vice Chairperson:
Brad Gunkel
Steven Keller
Secretary: Charles Bryant, Community Development Director
  1. Planning Commissioner Lawrence Cardoza (2017)
  2. Planning Commissioner Gail Donaldson (2017)
  3. Planning Commissioner Philip Banta (2018)
  4. Planning Commissioner John Bauters (2018)
  5. Planning Commissioner Linda Barrera (2019)
  6. Planning Commissioner Sam Kang (2019)
  7. Planning Commissioner Steven Keller (2019)
Other Staff
  • Assistant City Attorney

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  1. Charles S. Bryant
    Community Development Director
    1333 Park Ave.
    Emeryville, CA 94608
    Email Director
    Email Planning Division
    Email Building Division
    Email Economic Developpment Division

    Planning Ph: 510-596-4307
    Building Ph: 510-596-4310
    General Plan Ph: 510-596-4303

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