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Planning Commission

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The Planning Commission consists of seven members appointed by the City Council for a term of two years. Their role is to review land use proposals, involving recommendations to the City Council on the General Plan, Master Plans, Precise Development Plans, Specific Plans, Rezonings, annexations and CEQA determinations; as well as making determinations regarding Tentative Maps, Use Permits and appeals of Design Review Commission and Zoning Administrator decisions.

Meetings: 2nd & 4th Monday - 7:00 p.m.
901 Sherman Avenue, Novato
Staff Liaison: Steve Marshall, Planning Manager

Exercise its powers and duties per Sections 2-10.4 & .5 of the Code which includes maintenance of the General Plan, review of subdivisions of land, review zoning plan, recommend or disapprove any proposed changes and acts in an advisory capacity on planning issues.(Members must live within City limits.)

Authorization: Code Section 2-10.1 through 2-10.5 (1960)
No. of Members: 7
Tenure: 2 years.
Online Planning Commission Application    
Planning Commission Agendas, Minutes & Video 
Contact the Planning Commission
   Commissioner/Name  Term Begins  Term Expires
   David Gabriel, Chair  September 1, 2018  February 28, 2021
   Reva Rao, Vice Chair  September 1, 2018  February 28, 2021
   Justin Derby  March 1, 2020  February 28, 2022
   Dan Dawson  September 1, 2018  February 28, 2021 
   Rachel Farac  March 1, 2020  February 28, 2022
   Curtis Havel  March 1, 2020  February 28, 2022
   Peter Tiernan  March 1, 2020  February 28, 2022


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