Department of Planning & Development
Department of Planning & Development

Boards & Commissions Topic Listing

Planning Commission - The Planning Commission oversees and reviews the planning process and planning issues. Specific types of matters that come before the Planning Commission include revisions to the General Plan, Area Plans, Zoning Ordinance amendments, etc., including EIR and subdivision approvals.  The Planning Commission generally meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Copies of agendas and staff reports for each meeting are available at the Land Use Planning Division, 3rd floor reception desk prior to the meeting. [more...]

Zoning Adjustments Board - The Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) makes findings and recommendations for granting or denying variance and use permits as provided for in the Zoning Ordinance, Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance, and Neighborhood Commercial Preservation Ordinance. The ZAB generally meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. The agenda and staff reports for each meeting are posted online: http://www.cityofberkeley.info/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=13104 . Call 981-7410 for more information. [more...]

Landmarks Preservation Commission - The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is responsible for the preservation and protection of Berkeley's cultural and historic landmarks. The LPC is also responsible for making discretionary decisions for alterations to cultural and historic landmarks. The LPC generally meets on the 1st Monday of each month. Copies of agendas and staff reports for each meeting are available at the Land Use Planning Division, 1st floor administrative unit prior to the meeting. Call 981-7410 for more information or email the commission secretary. [more...]

Design Review Committee - The Design Review Committee (DRC) is appointed by the Zoning Adjustments Board. The DRC is responsible for discretionary design decisions for non-residential (commercial/industrial) development projects pursuant to the Design Review requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. The DRC generally meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Copies of agendas and staff reports for each meeting are available at the Land Use Planning Division, 1st floor administrative unit prior to the meeting. Call 981-7410 for more information or email the commission secretaryMeeting agendas and minutes are available here. [more...]

Medical Cannabis Commission - The Berkeley Medical Cannabis Commission was established under the authority of Berkeley Municipal Code Section 12.26.110 as amended by its authorizing legislation, the Patients Access to Medical Cannabis Act of 2008 (aka Measure JJ), passed on November 4, 2008.  The ordinance requires that a Peer Review Committee be formed to accomplish the objectives listed above;  members are designated by medical cannabis collectives and dispensaries. [more...]

Successor Agency Oversight Board - OVERSIGHT BOARD
Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency
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West Berkeley PAC - The West Berkeley Project Area Commission (PAC) is charged with assisting the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency in the completion of the West Berkeley Redevelopment Project.  Members must either reside, be a businessperson, or a member of an existing organization within the area bounded by Gilman Street, Curtis Street, Dwight Way, and the San Francisco Bay. Copies of agendas and staff reports for each meeting are available at the Redevelopment Agency, 3rd floor reception desk prior to the meeting. Call 981-7418 for more information or email the commission secretary.  Meeting agendas and minutes are available here. [more...]

CEAC - The Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC) develops a plan, prioritizes strategies and makes recommendations for environmental protection, hazardous materials and reduction, with outreach to and education of the public, small businesses and industry. Copies of agendas and staff reports for each meeting are available at the Toxics Division, 2nd floor administrative unit prior to the meeting. Call 981-7460 for more information or email the commission secretaryMeeting agendas and minutes are available here.   [more...]

Energy Commission - The Energy Commission advises the Council on energy conservation and alternative energy development in Berkeley.  Commissioners are same appointees as those Council has appointed to the Board of Directors of the Community Energy Services Corporation per Resolution No. 52,744-N.S. Meeting agendas and minutes are available here For more information email the commission secretary.  [more...]

Boards & Commissions - council-chambersHere's a list of all Planning-related Boards and Commissions: [more...]

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