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Committees and Commissions

You can view the Commissions and Committees calendar and upcoming agendas here

To contact a commissioner, either attend a commission meeting and participate during the public comment portion of a meeting, attend a public hearing or send written comments to through the Development Services Department at 707.441.4160 or planning@ci.eureka.ca.gov

Accessibility Notice: The Council Chamber, which is the location for each of the Commission and Committee meetings below, is located on the second floor of City Hall and is wheelchair accessible. Accommodations and access to City meetings for people with special needs must be requested of the City Clerk at 441-4175 in advance of the meeting.

Name of Commission What They Do Contact Number
Planning Commission Various permit approvals related to development; Zoning Code Update; General Plan Update; Zoning approvals; fulfills requirements regarding various State laws; advises City Council regarding land use and development decisions 707-441-4160
Arts and Culture Commission Approves public art projects; appoints "artist of the Month" 12 times each year; drafts and implements the "Eureka Strategic Arts Plan"; implements the "Opera Alley Strategic Plan"; advises City Council regarding community aesthetics and art-related topics. 707-441-4160
Design Review Committee  Various permit approvals related to development; fulfills requirements regarding various State laws; advises City Council regarding design/aesthetics related topics. 707-441-4160
Economic Development Commission Serves as City's official Business Loan Approval Committee; appoints "Business of the Month" 12 times each year; drafts and implements the "Eureka Economic Development Strategic Plan"; advises City Council regarding all things related to Economic Development. 707-441-4160
Historic Preservation Commission Various permit approvals related to any exterior changes to any of the 1,000 structures on the Local Register of Historic Places; fulfills requirements regarding various State laws; develops and promotes Historic Preservation related events; advises City Council regarding Historic Preservation. 707-441-4160
Housing Advisory Board Serves as City's official Home Loan Approval Committee; drafts and implements the "Eureka Housing Strategic Plan"; advises City Council regarding all things related to Housing, particularly affordable housing. 707-441-4209


Planning Commission

Planning Commission meetings are held the second Monday of every month at 5:30pm.

Jeff Ragan, Chairperson

Joe Bonino, Vice Chairperson

John McBeth, Commissioner

Rich Ames, Commissioner

Vacant Seat - Interested?  Click Here for an Application

Rob Holmlund, Staff


Arts and Culture Commission

Arts and Culture meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month.

Virginia Niekrasz-Laurent, Chairperson

Susan Bloch-Welliver, Vice Chairperson

Lori B. Goodman, Commissioner

Jemima Harr, Commissioner

Monica Topping,Commissioner

Linda Wise, Commissioner

Vacant Seat - Interested?  Click Here for an Application

Libby Maynard, Staff

Lisa Savage, Staff

 

Design Review Committee

Design Review  meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Kassidy Banducci, Chairperson

Gailey Browning, Vice Chairperson

Chuck Ellsworth, Commissioner

Caroline Perez, Commissioner

Travis Schneider, Commissioner

Brian Heaton, Staff

 

Economic Development Commission

Economic Development meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month.

Michelle Cartledge, Chairperson

Jon O’Connor, Commissioner

Michael Kraft, Commissioner

Susan SeamanCommissioner

Scott Pesch, Commissioner

Ben Larson, Commissioner

Bill Prescott, Commissioner

Lisa Savage, Staff

 

Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month.

 Ted Loring, Chairperson

Chuck Petty, Vice Chairperson

Bruce Seivertson, Commissioner

Michael Eagan, Commissioner

Elizabeth Knight, Commissioner

Katherine Bettis, Commissioner

Samantha Summers, Commissioner

Delo Freitas, Staff

 

Housing Advisory Board

Housing Advisory Board (HAB) meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month.

Charles Bean, Chairperson

Kay Escarda, Vice Chairperson

Dave Berry, Commissioner

Felicia Costa, Commissioner

Maggie Kraft, Commissioner

Mike Newman, Commissioner

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Melinda Petersen, Staff