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Shawn Bakker appointed to the Planning Commission for the City of Salinas
Appointed by Kimbley Craig, Councilwoman – District 5 (North Salinas), Commissioner Bakker will be authorized to promote and ensure the comprehensive planning of the City of Salinas.
Shawn Bakker, a resident of Salinas, is the owner of his own construction company and familiar with all aspects of residential and commercial projects through design permitting and construction, and serving as the interface between clients and the Planning and Building departments of cities in the Tri-County area. Shawn and his wife Amanda were recently honored with the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Outstanding Public Service for their vision and creation of Tatum’s Garden. Bakker is a past Regional Entrepreneurial Success Award Winner and Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year recipient.
"I'm incredibly thrilled that Shawn has agreed to be the Planning Commissioner for District 5. It's been a priority for me to hand-select key residents that are committed to bettering Salinas for these leadership positions---and Shawn and his family are shining examples of that commitment. His skill and expertise in the construction industry will be a huge asset to the Commission,"
The Planning Commission approves, conditionally approves, or disapproves applications for Conditional use Permits which do not meet the criteria for consideration by the Housing vzbhi & Community Development Director. The Planning Commission also makes recommendations regarding approval or disapproval of Subdivision Maps, Planned Unit Development Permits, Annexations, Development Agreements, Rezoning and Land-Use and Zoning Plans.
“I am honored to be appointed to the Salinas Planning Commission and hope to serve in a capacity that continues to develop our community and city. The City of Salinas has done so much to support Tatum’s Garden and Bakker Construction and this is the least I can do to give back to a community that has given us so much,” says Bakker.
Bakker Construction is an award winning, full service Design/Build (http://www.bakkerconstruction.com/
The Planning Commission meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the City Council Rotunda. Call (831) 758-7206 for general information or questions regarding agendas/minutes.