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. A determination or decision by the Zoning Administrator may be appealed to the Design Review Board, Cultural Heritage Board, Planning Commission, or City Council as applicable to the decision.
The Zoning Administrator is also tasked with interpreting the meaning and applicability of all the provisions and requirements of the zoning code where clarification has been requested or deemed necessary. List of Zoning Code Interpretations
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Occur twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at or after 10:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Old Chamber building, Large Conference Room on the first floor, 637 First Street, Santa Rosa, CA (Please note: projects proposed pursuant to Zoning Code Chapter 20-16, Resilient City Development Measures, will be heard as needed at 5 p.m., in the Old Chamber building, Large Conference Room on the first floor, 637 First Street, Santa Rosa, CA.)
The decision of the Zoning Administrator is subject to appeal within ten (10) calendar days from the date of approval or denial. In the event the end for the appeal period falls on a non-workday, the appeal period shall be extended to include the next business day. Reasons for an appeal must be made in writing on a completed appeal application form. Appeals must be accompanied by the established fee and be filed to the Planning and Economic Development Physical Address (see right column). Fee amounts can be found on the Fee Schedule.
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