San Jose, Calif., (November 20, 2019) – The San Jose City Council has appointed Rolando A. Bonilla to serve as a member of the San Jose Planning Commission.
Long considered the most important commission in the City of San Jose, the Planning Commission is a quasi-judicial legislative body responsible for adopting and amending San Jose’s General Plan, and adopting the City’s land-use regulations. The Planning Commission also acts as an appellate body on Planning Director decisions, and certifies Environmental Impact Reports.
“I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the 10th largest city in the nation,” said Rolando A. Bonilla, Planning Commissioner, City of San Jose. “I look forward to serving and making decisions that I believe will strengthen San Jose’s future.”
Prior to serving on the San Jose Planning Commission, Commissioner Bonilla served on various city commissions within the City and County of San Francisco having been appointed by Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. and then- Supervisor Gavin Newsom. Currently, he serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for Voler Strategic Advisors, a Bay Area focused, public relations firm.
Commissioner Bonilla holds a BA in Politics from the University of San Francisco, and a JD from San Francisco Law School.
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About the San Jose Planning Commission: The San Jose Planning Commission recommends and implements policies that guide the development of San Jose toward the achievement of community goals. It promotes the City’s viability through enforcement of land use, construction, health, safety and environmental regulations.