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Citizen's Planning Academy Returns Fall 2021
Posted on 07/16/2021

The San Ramon Community Development Department anticipates hosting the 4th session of San Ramon Citizen’s Planning Academy in the fall of 2021. 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 13th and will be dependent on COVID-19 health order restrictions in place at the time. Each class begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m., and will be held at City Hall. The program also includes a Saturday tour of the City with an overview of developments that help shape the City. 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.  

2021 Citizen's Planning Academy Application Form

The 2021 Citizen's Planning Academy application form is now available! All completed application forms must be submitted to the Community Development Department by  Friday, August 6, 2021  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 2021.


Week 1: September 13, 2021 Planning 101 - Nuts and Bolts
Week 2: September 20, 2021 The Land Use Balance - Planning for Housing, Transportation, and Open Space
Week 3: September 27, 2021 The Development Review Process Demystified
Saturday, TBD City Tour - 9am
Week 4: October 4, 2021 The Planning Process Real Time
Week 5: October 11, 2021 Mock Planning Commission Hearing
TBD City Council Recognition



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