Galt-area residents are invited to apply for a position on the Community Planning and Advisory Councils for the Cosumnes and southeast areas of Sacramento County.
Applications can be submitted online and, if selected, participants will complete several training sessions and attend regular CPAC meetings. The primary purpose of the councils is to gather community responses to proposed planning and development projects.
People serving on these councils help shape projects that will be developed in their areas and weigh in on decisions that affect their neighborhoods and communities for years to come, according to a press release.
The councils were created to facilitate citizen participation early in the planning process when it is easier for project proponents and decision-makers to respond to public concerns. The types of issues that may be reviewed range from broad policy questions that apply countywide, to small development projects of local interest. The types of entitlements that may be reviewed include General Plan and Zoning Code amendments to plans, zoning matters and use permits.
During meetings, applicants who are proposing a project will be asked to give a presentation to the CPAC and audience. The council will ask questions and express any of their concerns. Later, the audience will be asked for input on the project. General public response and specific concerns will be recorded in the CPAC minutes and forwarded to Planning and Environmental Review for staff report inclusion to the hearing bodies such as the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.
CPACs are advisory only and do not make final decisions. However, their recommendations are carefully weighed by the final decision-making bodies.
To apply or learn about more board and commission vacancies, visit the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors website.