Planning Commission

Regular Meetings
  • Monthly
  • 4th Thursday, January through October
  • 2nd Thursday of December
  • Civic Center, 1333 Park Avenue
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • For more information, view the meeting schedule:            
  • Brad Gunkel
Vice Chairperson
  • Steven Keller
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to meetings.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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Membership consists of a total of seven commissioners, comprised as follows:
  • At least four residents with one year of residency prior to appointment
  • Non-residents must be business owners, employees, or officers of businesses located in Emeryville for at least one year prior to appointment
  • Various geographic areas of the city should be represented
To apply for a position as a Planning Commissioner, fill out the application form and submit it to the City Clerk.

Current Membership




 Brad Gunkel, Chair 9/1/13  9/1/13 - 6/30/16 Email
 Steven Keller, Vice Chair  9/1/13  9/1/13 - 6/30/16  Email
 John J. Bauters 6/16/15  7/1/15 - 6/30/18 Email 
 Lawrence C. "Buzz" Cardoza 7/1/11  7/1/14 - 6/30/17 Email
 Gail Donaldson 7/1/11  7/1/14 - 6/30/17 Email
 Sam Kang 6/16/15  7/1/15 - 6/30/16 Email
 Sean Moss 7/1/12  7/1/15 - 6/30/18 Email 

You may email the entire Planning Commission at

  • 1962
Official Action(s)
  • Ordinance No. 475
  • Emeryville Municipal Code Title 2, Chapter 3, Article 3 Sections 2-3.301, et seq.
  • Advisory / Regulatory - Standing
To initiate and conduct studies with respect to those matters affecting the orderly growth and develoment of the City and to make recommendations to the City Council with respect to such matters; to make the necessary findings and to grant or deny variances, use permits, and other planning entitlements as set forth in Chapter 4 of Title 9 of the Municipal Code; and to perform other duties as set forth in Section 2-3.314 of the Municipal Code.

  • 3 years, staggered
Eligibility Requirements/Composition
There are a total of 7 members:
  • At least 4 Residents with 1 year residency prior to appointment.
  • Non-Residents must be Business Owners, Employees or Officers of businesses located in the city for at least 1 year prior to appointment.
  • Various geographic areas of the city shall be represented.
If you have questions or comments, please contact the Planning Division.