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The Citizen’s Planning Academy is a six week course designed to educate and engage residents in the City’s planning process and demonstrate how planning shapes our community. The course objective is to assist participants in becoming more familiar with the City of San Ramon planning process and to encourage future participation.

Sessions are designed to include discussion, presentations, Q&A, and a field trip. Presenters/speakers include City staff, local architects, planning professionals, and Planning Commissioners.

Except for one Saturday morning tour, classes will take place on Monday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. The course concludes with a Mock Planning Commission Meeting for a theoretical project, where the participants are assigned roles as the Planning Commission, developers, and residents. The Citizen’s Planning Academy members will be recognized before the San Ramon City Council.

Applications are due by Friday, August 3, 2018. San Ramon residents over the age of 18 years are invited to apply, with the class limited to 20 participants.  Residents will be notified of acceptance by mid-August. 

Citizen's Planning Academy Application

FALL 2018 COURSE SCHEDULE AND TOPICS

Week 1: September 10, 2018 Planning 101 - Nuts and Bolts
Week 2: September 17, 2018 The Land Use Balance - Planning for Housing, Transportation, and Open Space
Week 3: September 24, 2018 Zoning 101 and the Environmental Review Process
Saturday, September 29, 2018 City Tour - 9am
Week 4: October 1, 2018 The Development Review Process Demystified
Week 5: October 8, 2018 The Planning Process Real Time
Week 6: October 15, 2018 Mock Planning Commission Hearing
October 23, 2018 City Council Recognition

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
Debbie Chamberlain, Community Development Director
dchamberlain@sanramon.ca.gov 
925) 973-2560