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Fall 2024 - Citizen Planning Academy Returns!

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The San Ramon Community Development Department anticipates hosting the 7th session of San Ramon Citizen Planning Academy in the fall of 2024. The goal of the Academy is to educate and engage residents in the City’s planning process. The Academy will provide an overview of why cities plan, how planning shapes our community, and the land use planning process. The course concludes with a Mock Planning Commission Meeting for a theoretical project, where the participants serve as the Planning Commission, developers, and residents.

The classes are anticipated to be held on 5 consecutive Mondays beginning September 9. Each class begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m., and will be held at City Hall. Following completion of the course, there will be a formal recognition of class participants at a City Council meeting.

The class is free, but space is limited to 20 residents, over 18 years of age.

2024 Citizen Planning Academy Application Form

The 2024 Citizen Planning Academy application form is now available! All completed application forms must be submitted to the Community Development Department by Friday, August 2, 2024 either in-person, by mail, or by email to:

Community Development Department
City of San Ramon
7000 Bollinger Canyon Rd.
San Ramon, CA 94583

E-mail: [email protected]

You will be notified of your acceptance to participate by mid-August 2024.


Week 1: September 9, 2024 Planning 101 - Nuts and Bolts
Week 2: September 16, 2024 The Land Use Balance - Planning for Housing, Transportation, and Open Space
Week 3: September 23, 2024 The Development Review Process Demystified
Week 4: September 30, 2024 The Planning Process Real Time
Week 5: October 7, 2024 Mock Planning Commission Hearing
TBD City Council Recognition



Ryan Driscoll – Associate Planner
[email protected]
Phone: (925) 973-2560