Planning Commission

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Staff: Niroop K. Srivatsa, Planning & Building Services Director (925) 299-3206
Email: planningcommission@lovelafayette.org

The Planning Commission is charged with development of the General Plan, implementation and administration of the Zoning Ordinance, and review of development applications. Click here for the responsibilities of the Planning Commission. Click here for the Conflict of Interest Policy for the Members of the Planning and Design Review Commissions. The City Council is seeking volunteers for the Planning Commission vacancies. Click here for an application. The following are the planning documents that the commissioners must be familiar with to execute their duties.

Work Plan:

  • Update the zoning ordinances and zoning map to ensure consistency with the General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan.
  • Be familiar with Lafayette Municipal Code, Title 6 - Planning & Land Use and Residential Design Review Guidelines.
  • Prepare the Downtown Design Guidelines after completion of the Downtown Specific Plan.
  • Exercise the powers and duties prescribed by statute and ordinance and as assigned by the City Council.
  • Hear and decide land use permits, variances, design review, hillside development permits, and subdivision applications.
  • Advise the City Council on administration of laws governing approval of rezonings, planned developments, and ordinance changes.
  • Evaluate planning procedures to provide services in the most expeditious fashion without sacrificing quality of review.
  • Evaluate the existing level of review for new development and where necessary to implement General Plan goals, recommend changes to the City Council.

The Planning Commission typically meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month in the Lafayette Library & Learning Center's Community Hall at 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Please see the City Calendar for details.

 COMMISSION MEMBERS
 Term
Expires

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DATE 

Gary Huisingh Chair  June
2019 
 June
2021
Steven Bliss Vice Chair June
2019
June
2021
Gregory Mason Commissioner  June
2020
 June
2022
Anna Radonich Commissioner  June
2019
 June
2021
Kristina Sturm Commissioner  June
2020
 June
2022
Vacancy Commissioner June
2019
June
2021
Vacancy Commissioner June
2019
June
2021
Mike Anderson Council Liaison, Primary    
Don Tatzin Council Liaison, Alternate    

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