Planning Commission


The Planning Commission considers land use matters such as zone changes, conditional use permits, variances, subdivisions and general plan amendments. The Commission is a permanent advisory committee of five citizens appointed by the Mayor and subject to confirmation by the City Council. Members serve four-year, staggered terms. To be eligible to serve on the commission, one must be a resident within the city limits of the City of Ceres.


  • Hold public hearings and review development applications
  • Make recommendations to City Council on the General Plan, major planning studies, master plans, municipal code amendments, zoning changes, environmental studies and analysis
  • Perform architectural and site plan review to ensure new developments' integration into the existing and planned community fabric

Regular Meetings

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Mondays
  • Ceres Community Center
    2701 4th Street
    Ceres, CA

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes.  For 2016 and previous years, go the Archive Center.


Bob Kachel, Chair

Term Expires: December 31, 2024

Gary Del Nero, Vice Chair

Term Expires: December 31, 2024

David Johnson

Term Expires: December 31, 2025

Cerina Otero

Term Expires: December 31, 2026 

Ruldip "RJ" Jammu

Term Expires: December 31, 2023