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Applications Now Open for City Planning Board

Would you like to play an active role in planning Alameda’s future development, improvement, and beautification? You may have a future on the City Planning Board. There are currently two vacancies, and City Council is actively soliciting applications from residents who would like to serve.

Alameda Post - a graphic of resumes and a pen. Read on for info on applying to the Planning Board

Application forms may be completed on the Online Application: Boards/Commissions page of the City’s website. Interested persons are encouraged to submit applications to the City Clerk by Monday, November 13. For more information, or if there are any questions, contact the City Clerk’s via email at [email protected] or by phone at 510-747-4800.

Candidates with professional background and experience in architecture, urban design, or building construction, and/or policy work in housing, climate change, and transportation safety are encouraged to apply.

The Planning Board meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The Board investigates and recommends plans for future development, and plays a major role in ensuring that those plans meet the City’s housing, climate action, and transportation safety goals.

During the coming year, the Planning Board anticipates working on implementing programs for the City’s eight-year housing plan, including strategies that increase affordable housing. The Board also will review new development proposals at Alameda Point as well as projects that expand transportation options, such as the Oakland-Alameda Estuary Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge.

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