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Fairfield is accepting applications for one seat on the Planning Commission. The term is from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022.

Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office at Fairfield City Hall, 1000 Webster Street, 4th floor. Download the application, or request one by mail or email by contacting Deputy City Clerk Eva Hoff at 707.428.7402. Completed applications may be submitted via mail, email, or in person.

The City is not responsible for lost or misdirected applications. Applications received after the deadline, including postmarks, will not be accepted. A timely-filed application will remain on file for one year if the applicant is not appointed as a commissioner. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

The Planning Commission currently meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber. It acts, under state law, as the principal land use advisory board to the City Council. By ordinance, the Council has delegated certain land use decision making to the Commission.

The Planning Commission reviews and makes decisions on applications for new development in the City of Fairfield. These include residential, commercial, and industrial development projects, as well as public buildings. The Commission reviews these projects with regard to consistency with the City’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance; potential impacts on the environment; availability of public facilities and services; project aesthetics; and site layout. In addition, the Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on long-range comprehensive plans that shape the future vision of the physical development of the city over the next twenty to thirty years.

For more information, please contact Planning Division Manager Dave Feinstein at 707.428.7448.