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Commission Origin
Albany City Charter, Section 3.16, Albany Municipal Code Section 2-18

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 Barnes
Ian MacLeod Pilch
Megan Jennings McQuaid
Christopher Kent Maass
Elizabeth Watty Nason
(Roster updated 1/13/2020)

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
Correspondence sent to the Commission is part of the official public record and will be subject to disclosure under the California Public Records Act.  If you do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal Service or in-person to the address listed below.

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

Email Planning & Zoning Commissioners & Staff Liaison

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