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Committee Type: Community Advisory Standing Committee
Created: 1962
Official Action(s): Ordinance No. 475; Emeryville Municipal Code Title 2, Chapter 3, Article 3, Sections 2-3.301, et. seq.
Definition/Purpose: To initiate and conduct studies with respect to those matters affecting the orderly growth and development 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 the Chapter 4 of Title 9 of the Municipal Code; and to perform other duties as set for in Section 2-3.314 of the Municipal Code.
Eligibility of Requirements/Composition: Up to 7 Members.
  • At least 4 residents with one year residency prior to appointment
  • Non-residents must be business owners, employees, or officers of businesses located in the City for at least one year prior to appointment
  • Various geographic areas of the City shall be represented
Term(s): 3 Years, Staggered (expiring June 30)
Regular Meeting: Monthly
4th Thursday, January through October
2nd Thursday of December
6:30 PM
Council Chambers (1333 Park Avenue, Emeryville)
Vice Chairperson:
Brad Gunkel
Steven Keller
Secretary: Charles Bryant, Community Development Director
  1. Planning Commissioner Brad Gunkel (2016)
  2. Planning Commissioner Sam Kang (2016)
  3. Planning Commissioner Steven Keller (2016)
  4. Planning Commissioner Lawrence "Buzz" Cardoza (2017)
  5. Planning Commissioner Gail Donaldson (2017)
  6. Planning Commissioner Philip Banta (2018)
  7. Planning Commissioner John Bauters (2018)
Other Staff
  • Assistant City Attorney

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  1. Charles S. Bryant
    Community Development Director
    1333 Park Ave.
    Emeryville, CA 94608
    Email Director
    Email Planning Division
    Email Building Division
    Email Economic Developpment Division

    Planning Ph: 510-596-4307
    Building Ph: 510-596-4310
    General Plan Ph: 510-596-4303

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    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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