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The Commission recommends modifications to the City of Berkeley General Plan and related policy documents. All Zoning Ordinance amendments are developed through this Commission and recommended to the City Council. Other purviews include subdivision map consideration and review and comments on substantial projects from surrounding jurisdictions.

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2020 Agendas and Minutes:
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 Agendas:             Minutes:        Information Items:
 01-15-2020 01-15-2020  
 02-05-2020 02-05-2020 *Draft   
 02-19-20 Meeting Cancelled     


Note: All associated subcommittee meeting materials can be accessed via link in the corresponding agenda document









 Joint Subcommittee for the Implementation of State Housing Laws
(Link to Commission Page)

Agendas, Minutes are presented in PDF format. To view PDF files, download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Past Agendas and Minutes:  2008-2019 1999-2007

Staff Reports and Agenda Items:
Staff reports and agenda packet materials are linked to the individual agendas, and can be found by clicking on their respective links within the agendas. 



Communications to Berkeley boards, commissions, or committees are public record and will become part of the City’s electronic records, which are accessible through the City’s website.  Please note:  e-mail addresses, names, addresses, and other contact information are not required, but if included in any communication to a City board, commission, or committee will become part of the public record.  If you do not want your e-mail address or any other contact information to be made public, you may deliver communications via U.S. Postal Service, or in person, to the Secretary of the relevant board, commission, or committee.  If you do not want your contact information included in the public record, please do not include that information in your communication.  Please contact the Secretary to the relevant board, commission, or committee for further information.

The Secretary of the commission is responsible for relaying all communications from the public to the members of the commission.  The Secretary’s contact information is listed below.
Communications received by 5:00p.m. on Monday, the week before the meeting (Nine days prior to meeting), will be included in the packet of materials mailed to the Commissioners before the meeting.  For additional information on communication with the Commissioners, click here


Secretary to the Commission:
Alene Pearson
Planning & Development
(510) 981-7489

Mailing Address:
Planning Commission
Alene Pearson, Secretary
Land Use Planning Division
1947 Center Street
Berkeley, CA  94704

For a list of current Commissioner names and any vacancies, click here and follow the link maintained by the City Clerk's office. We do not provide contact information for the individual Commissioners. 


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