Boards and Commissions

The public may participate in public meetings in the following manner:

  1. Attend the meeting in person. City Hall is open for meetings. Masks and social distancing are encouraged.
  2. View and participate via Zoom. See the public hearing notice and/or agenda to find the Zoom information for the meeting.
  3. Participate in writing. Submit written comment at the meeting, or before the meeting by mail to 531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501; e-mail to planning@ci.eureka.ca.gov; or deliver comments to City Hall lobby prior to the meeting.   See the public hearing notice and/or agenda to find deadlines for submitting written comment before the meeting. All written comments received prior to the meeting, or in person at the meeting will be part of the public record for consideration but may not be read aloud during the meeting.
  4.  View only on the City’s website (no participation). Watch live on the City of Eureka’s website at www.ci.eureka.ca.govselect Agendas, Meeting and Videos on the home page. Planning Commission meetings are broadcast live on Cable Channel 10.

You can view the calendar for all Board, Commission, and Committee meetings and upcoming agendas here.

To contact a Board, Commission, or Committee member you may either participate during the oral communication portion of a meeting, or send written comments to Development Services - Planning at planning@ci.eureka.ca.gov

Accessibility Notice: The Council Chamber is open to the public, and is the location for each of the Commission and Committee meetings below.  The Chamber 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 project and permit approvals related to development; Zoning Code Amendment; General Plan Amendment; 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 project and permit approvals related to development; fulfills requirements regarding various State laws; advises Planning Commission and 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 project and 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 5:30 p.m.

Meredith Maier, Chair

Delores "Delo" Freitas, Commissioner

Craig Benson, Vice-chair

Michael Kraft, Commissioner

Steve Lazar, Commissioner

Kristen M. Goetz, Executive Secretary


Arts and Culture Commission

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

Susan Bloch-Welliver, Chairperson

Monica Topping,Vice Chairperson

Lori B. Goodman, Commissioner

Jemima Harr, Commissioner

Linda Wise, Commissioner

Calder Johnson, Commissioner

David Gordon, Commissioner

Libby Maynard, Staff

Swan Asbury, Staff

 

Design Review Committee

Design Review  meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 9:00 a.m. (new time beginning May 11, 2022).

Kassidy Banducci, Chair

Gailey Browning, Vice-Chair

Chuck Ellsworth, Committee Member

Caroline Perez, Committee Member

Travis Schneider, Committee Member

Kristen M. Goetz, Executive Secretary

 

Economic Development Commission

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

Jon O’Connor, Commissioner

Scott Pesch, Commissioner

Ben Larson, Commissioner

Bill Prescott, Commissioner

Aaron Sweat, Commissioner

Aubrey Richeson, Commissioner

Frank Whitlatch, Commissioner

Lane Millar, Staff

 

Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m.

 Ted Loring, Chair

Chuck Petty, Vice-Chair

Bruce Seivertson, Commissioner

Vacant, Commissioner

Elizabeth Knight, Commissioner

Shawn Herlihy, Commissioner

Samantha Summers, Commissioner

Kristen M. Goetz, Executive Secretary

 

Housing Advisory Board

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

Maggie Kraft, Chairperson

Kay Escarda, Board Member

Felicia Costa, Board Member

Thavisak "Lucky"  Syphanthong, Board Member

Rosemary Deck, Board Member

Marina Lopez, Board Member

Michael Ritter, Board member

Melinda Petersen, Staff