Posted on: October 14, 2020
Masoomeh Sharifi Soofiani has been appointed to the Planning Commission by the Richmond City Council this month and will be serving her community for the next two years.
“I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with the planning commission to help build up an equitable, healthy, and joyful urban environment where all Richmond residents can live a better quality of life” says Masoomeh Sharifi Soofiani.
The Planning Commission acts as an advisory body to the City Council on all planning and development policy issues and is charged with the preparation, maintenance, and implementation of the City’s General Plan. The Commission functions as the decision-making body for many land use related proposals including land use permits, variances, and major subdivisions. The Commission‘s decisions can be appealed to the City Council, which can uphold the Commission’s decision, overturn it, modify it, or send it back for further study.
The Commission is composed of seven members who serve two year terms for a maximum of four consecutive terms.1
1 Planning Commission | Richmond, CA – Official Website. Accessed October 14, 2020