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Planning Commission
This Commission is organized according to State Statute. The Planning Commission reviews development proposals on public and private lands for compliance with the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The commission reviews all development proposals requiring a use permit, architectural control, variance, minor subdivision, and environmental review associated with these projects.

The commission is the final decision-making body for these applications, unless appealed to the City Council. The commission serves as a recommending body to the City Council for major subdivision, re-zonings, conditional development permits, planned development permits, Zoning Ordinance amendments, General Plan amendments, and the environmental reviews associated with those projects. In addition, the commission works on special projects as assigned by the City Council.

Planning Commission Vacancies

The City Council of the City of East Palo Alto is seeking candidates to make the following Planning Commission appointments for the following terms:

Regular Seat: From June 2, 2020 through May 31, 2023.
Alternate Seat: From June 2, 2020 through May 31, 2021.

The application period will close on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and orders from both the Governor of California and the San Mateo County Health Officer, the City will only be accepting applications via this link.

Planning Commission Application


Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
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Planning Commission Rules

  • Number of Members: 7
  • Number of Alternates: 1

Robert Sherard (Chairperson)
Uriel Hernandez (Vice Chairperson)
Andrei Garcia
Robert Allen Fisk
Michael Mashack
Javanni Brown-Austin
Ofelia Bello
Juan Mendez (Alternate)

2415 University Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Ph: 650-853-3100
Fx: 650-853-3115

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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