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Planning Commission


Chair: Richard Marzo
Vice Chair: Scott Alonso

2nd Vice Chair: Heidi Bauer
City Council Liaison:
Kevin McDonnell
City Management Liaison: Heather Hines 707.778.4301

Meets: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 11 English Street, Petaluma.

The Planning Commission performs the duties prescribed in the present or any future zoning ordinance (Title 21) or subdivision regulations (Title 20) of the City or any similar ordinance, statute, rule or regulation of the State, County or this City pertaining to the districting or zoning or dividing the City into districts or zones and regulating the construction of improvements, the use, division or minor subdivision of property within the City.

Also, the Planning Commission is charged with the responsibility of studying the needs of the City with respect to and advise and recommend to the Council concerning the establishment, modifications, and change of zones or districts and designations of the uses to which property contained therein may be prohibited, restricted and regulated and other duties as may be delegated by the City Council. The Commission consists of seven members, including one City Council Member, who have resided within the City limits not less than one year prior to their appointment. Commissioners serve four-year terms.

Current Agenda (when applicable)

Commission Members

Patrick Streeter Planning Commissioner Planning Commission 707-543-4323 Email
Richard Marzo Planning Commissioner Planning Commission Email
Diana Gomez Planning Commissioner, Representative for Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee Planning Commission Email
Scott Alonso Planning Commissioner/Tree Advisory Committee Member Planning Commission Tree Advisory Committee 707-280-7673 Email
Bill Wolpert Planning Commissioner, Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee Member Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee Planning Commission Email
Heidi Bauer Planning Commissioner/Groundwater Sustainability Advisory Committee Member Groundwater Sustainability Advisory Committee Planning Commission Email
Kevin McDonnell Vice Mayor City Council Governing & Advisory Bodies Planning Commission 707-778-4525 Email
building commission

Permits are an important part of how the City keeps buildings and spaces safe.  Permits allow us to make sure construction meets codes, and are made to protect human life during a fire or earthquake.

by Ingrid Alverde

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