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Fall 2022 - Citizen Planning Academy Returns!

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The San Ramon Community Development Department anticipates hosting the 5th session of San Ramon Citizen Planning Academy in the fall of 2022. The goal of the Academy is to educate and engage residents in the City’s planning process. The Academy will provide an overview of why cities plan, how planning shapes our community, and the land use planning process. The course concludes with a Mock Planning Commission Meeting for a theoretical project, where the participants serve as the Planning Commission, developers, and residents.

The classes are anticipated to be held on 5 consecutive Mondays beginning September 12th and will be dependent on COVID-19 health order restrictions in place at the time. Each class begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 9:00 pm, and will be held at City Hall. Following completion of the course, there will be a formal recognition of class participants at a City Council meeting.

The class is free, but space is limited to 20 residents, over 18 years of age.  

2022 Citizen Planning Academy Application Form

The 2022 Citizen Planning Academy application form is now available! All completed application forms must be submitted to the Community Development Department by Friday, August 5, 2022 either in-person, by mail, or by email to:

Community Development Department
                        City of San Ramon
                        7000 Bollinger Canyon Rd.
                        San Ramon, CA  94583
                        E-mail:  [email protected]

You will be notified of your acceptance to participate by mid-August 2022.


Week 1: September 12, 2022 Planning 101 - Nuts and Bolts
Week 2: September 19, 2022 The Land Use Balance - Planning for Housing, Transportation, and Open Space
Week 3: September 26, 2022 The Development Review Process Demystified
Week 4: October 3, 2022 The Planning Process Real Time
Week 5: October 10, 2022 Mock Planning Commission Hearing
TBD City Council Recognition



Ryan Driscoll – Associate Planner
[email protected]
Phone: (925) 973-2560