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Planning Commission

John Larson, Chairperson
Michael Multari, Vice-Chairperson
Hemalata Dandekar

Michael Draze

John Fowler

Ronald Malak

William Riggs

Makes final decisions as well as recommendations to the City Council on most types of development applications. Also advises the Council on long-range planning. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall.

Architectural Review Commission

Position Vacant, Chairperson
Greg Wynn, Vice-Chairperson

Patricia Andreen

Ken Curtis
Suzan Ehdaie

Amy Nemcik

Allen Root

Establishes architectural guidelines and rules on the design of new construction and major commercial remodeling projects. Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Hearing Room at City Hall.

Cultural Heritage Committee

Bob Pavlik, Chairperson

Jaime Hill, Vice-Chairperson

Sandy Baer

Thom Brajkovich

Hugh Platt

Patti Taylor
Victoria Wood

The Cultural Heritage Committee oversees a broad range of educational and technical assistance programs aimed at preserving historical and cultural resources. The committee maintains the master list of historic buildings, advises people interested in restoring historic structures, reviews planned demolition of historical resources, and comments on other actions that affect historic buildings, sites, and districts. The program goal is preservation of historic and architecturally-significant buildings and locations. The Cultural Heritage Committee has seven members appointed by the City Council.  Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Hearing Room at City Hall.


Construction Board of Appeals

Robert Vessely, Chairperson

Niel Dilworth, Vice-Chairperson

Rebecca Jansen, Board Member

Stacy Neely, Board Member

Mathew Quaglino, Board Member

James Thompson, Board Member


The Building Construction Board of Appeals is established to provide a forum for the consideration of alternate materials or methods of construction, appeals regarding application or interpretation of building standards and accessibility regulations, and appeals or hearings regarding code enforcement abatement actions undertaken by the City.  Meetings are scheduled on an as needed basis.


Administrative Hearing Officer

The Community Development Director or his designee acts as a Hearing Officer to decide certain applications as specified in the Zoning Regulations. On the first and third Friday of each month, the Hearing Officer holds a public meeting to consider a variety of permit applications. The applications are for variances and exceptions from zoning standards and for uses which need to be reviewed before they can be established.

These committees are considered permanent and may meet regularly or only when projects or proposals necessitate. Applications for all advisory bodies are accepted year-round.

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