Planning Commission

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Has the powers and duties prescribed by city ordinance and state statute, including Planning and Zoning law, the Subdivision Map Act, CEQA; is designated as the board of permit appeals for decisions of the zoning administrator; is the board of zoning adjustment. This decision making body receives a small compensation for participation. The Commission meets twice a month in the Council Chambers. All meetings are televised on Wave Cable.

The Commission is staffed by the Community Development Department. They can be reached at (916) 617-4645.


  • Bernadette Austin-Bower
  • Aria Berliner
  • Francisco Castillo
  • Brendan Leonard
  • Russ Liebig
  • Chech Sablan
  • Andrew Sturmfels
  • Thomas Vu, Alternate


This commission meets at 6:00 PM on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month in the Council Chambers. All meetings are broadcast live on WAVE Cable channel 20 and AT&T channel 99; and replayed the following Friday at 12:00 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM. The commission is staffed by the Community Development Department (617-4645).

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Currently, there are no vacancies on the Planning Commission.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and be residents of the City of West Sacramento. You may submit an application or visit the City Clerk's Office at 1110 West Capitol Avenue, 3rd Floor, West Sacramento, California 95691. If you have questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (916) 617-4500.


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