Commission Origin
Albany City Charter, Section 3.16

Commission Purpose
The Planning & Zoning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding all provisions of the General Plan, advises the City Council regarding the physical development of the City, and exercises functions with respect to land subdivisions, planning, and zoning as specified by Planning and Zoning Code and as set forth in the State Government Code and by the California Environmental Quality Act.

Commission Composition
5 Members. Each Council Member nominates one of the five Commissioners for ratification by the City Council as a whole. Commissioners serve until the next Municipal Election (2 years).

Member Appointed By
Doug Donaldson Council Member Barnes
Erik Giesen-Fields Vice Mayor Pilch
Megan Jennings Mayor McQuaid
Christopher Kent Council Member Maass
Val Joseph Menotti Council Member Nason
(Roster updated 8/15/2017)

Procedural Requirements
Meetings are governed by public notice requirements of the California Government Code and rules of parliamentary procedure as set forth in Roberts' Rules of Order. Three voting members constitute a quorum for all matters except amendment to the Zoning Code and election of Commission officers, which require four voting members to constitute a quorum.

Special meetings may be called by the Chair or a majority of three members of the Commission. Generally, no meetings are held in August.

Contact Planning & Zoning
Please note that correspondence sent to the Commission is part of the official public record. Correspondence received will be sent to the Commission via the Staff Liaison.

City of Albany Planning & Zoning Commission
c/o Anne Hersch
1000 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
Email Staff Liaison, Anne Hersch

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