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Director Hearings

In the interest of keeping our community safe and well during this time, the Community Development Department's Director’s hearings (Design, Preservation and Zoning Administrator), will be held ONLINE until further notice. This allows all director level development projects to continue forward with certainty in these uncertain times.  The hearings will be held using WebEx Webinars and all pertinent hearing information including the hearing link, access user guide, and agenda items are located on the meeting agenda located below in the “AGENDA AND MINUTES” section of this page with the specific hearing date.  We encourage anyone interested in commenting on a project to email the associated project planner at least 24 hours prior to the hearing, so they may facilitate a conversation or potential action prior to the hearing.  You may also join and participate in the hearing by clicking on the associated agenda hearing link or email msites@cityofsacramento.org with the hearing date you wish to attend.   We appreciate everyone’s patience as we navigate through these new waters and will continue to refine our process as needs arises.  Updates will be made on our website as circumstances change. 

Design Director hearing

The Design Director's responsibilities are to review and approve site plan and design review projects per Title 17.808 of the City Code.

These meetings convene at 300 Richards Boulevard on an as-needed basis on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. 

Preservation Director Hearing

The Preservation Director's responsibilities are:

  • Oversee the operation of the city's historic preservation program and staff in the identification, protection and assistance in the preservation of Sacramento's Historic Resources.
  • Advise the city and its various entities and staff on historic preservation issues, including rehabilitation standards and historic resources surveys.
  • Preliminary determinations as to a property's eligibility for listing in the Sacramento Register of Historic and Cultural Resources.
  • Maintain the Sacramento Register.
  • Review and approve site plan and design review projects that are located in an historic district and/or involve a landmark structure.

Preservation Director Hearings convene at 300 Richards Boulevard on an as-needed basis on Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

Zoning Administrator

The Zoning Administrator is a City staff member appointed by the Community Development Department's Director. The Zoning Administrator is the hearing officer for specific land use entitlements as specified in the City's code. The Zoning Administrator's authority is found in the City's Planning and Development (Title 17) and Signs (Title 15.148) sections of the City Code, and gives the Zoning Administrator the authority to approve, conditionally approve, or deny Conditional Use Permits, Variances, and Parcel Maps.

These meetings convene at 300 Richards Boulevard on an as-needed-basis on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

Agenda and Minutes

Appeal forms

Who to Contact 

Design Director

Luis Sanchez, Senior Architect
(916) 808-5957

Preservation Director

Carson Anderson, Senior Planner
(916) 808-8259

Zoning Administrator

Christian Svensk, Senior Planner
(916) 808-5613