City Boards, Commissions & Committees

  1. Art in Public Places Committee

    The Art in Public Places Committee (APPC) oversees the Public Art Program in Santa Rosa.

  2. Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board

    The City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board provides guidance in the preparation of the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan by identifying pedestrian and bicycle projects and advising on the priority of those projects.

  3. Board of Community Services

    This board reviews City recreational and cultural policies, facilities and programs, and advises the City Council on their adequacy and effectiveness, as well as advising Council on matters relating to community beautification.

  4. Board of Building Regulation Appeals

    The Board of Building Regulation Appeals is charged with the task of determining the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction, and to provide reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the City of Santa Rosa Building and Safety Code.

  5. Board of Public Utilities

    The Santa Rosa Board of Public Utilities has general policy authority and direction over the management and operation of the City's water and wastewater facilities. The Board also directs other water operations managed by the City and water facilities owned or operated by the City.

  6. Community Advisory Board

    The Community Advisory Board represents views and ideas from the broader community on issues of interest to the City Council.

  7. Cultural Heritage Board

    Principal duties of the Board include undertaking and updating historic inventories or surveys, recommending designation of Landmarks and Preservation Districts, reviewing proposed alterations to historic buildings, and promoting public awareness of preservation issues.

  8. Design Review Board

    This board serves as custodian of the City's design policies. The Board reviews both public and private development proposals to ensure that Santa Rosa remains attractive and maintains a "sense of place."

  9. Environmental Committee

    The Environmental Committee is responsible for developing programs and policies that integrate environmental sustainability, with the intention of transforming the City of Santa Rosa into a successful environmental model.

  10. Housing Authority

    The purpose of the Housing Authority is to ensure adequate, decent, safe and sanitary housing for qualified people within Santa Rosa consistent with federal, state and local laws.

  11. Measure "O" Oversight Committee

    In accordance with Ordinance 3680, the City Council established a seven-member Citizen Oversight Committee (COC) to annually review expenditures and appropriations of the tax revenues generated as a result of the passage of Measure O.

  12. Personnel Board

    Find out when this board meets and how many members are.

  13. Planning Commission

    The Planning Commission implements plans, ordinances and policies relating to land use matters.

  14. Successor Agency Oversight Board

    On January 10, 2012, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 28029, electing the City of Santa Rosa as the Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency.

  15. Tourism Business Improvement Area Advisory Board

    This Board works to provide efficient and complementary destination marketing; tourism and convention sales to benefit lodging operators by marketing Santa Rosa as a tourist destination; and providing programs that encourage overnight stays.

  16. Zoning Administrator

    The Zoning Administrator is appointed by the Planning and Economic Development Director and has the responsibility and authority to conduct public hearings and to take action on applications for all administrative permits and approvals issued by the Department.