Planning Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 6 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.


  • Laurie Smith, Chairperson
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • David Johnson, Vice Chairperson
    Term expires: December 31, 2025
  • Daniel Martinez
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • Bob Kachel
    Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • Gary Del Nero
    Term expires: December 31, 2024



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