Design Review Commission


The Design Review Commission consists of five members with up to two alternates, appointed by the City Council for a term of two years, with alternates serving for four years. The role of the Design Review Commission is to review site design, architecture and landscaping, involving recommendations to the Planning Commission on Master Plans, Precise Development Plans and Subdivisions; as well as making determinations regarding Design Review, major sign permits and appeals of Community Development Director decisions.

Members:  Beth Swenson Radovanovich (Chair), Marshall Balfe (Vice Chair), Joe Farrell, Michael Barber, and Patrick MacLeamy. There are two Alternates: Steven Hall and Xiaofen Luo.



1st & 3rd Wednesday - 7:30 p.m.

901 Sherman Avenue, Novato

Responsibility: Exercise its powers and duties per Section 2-11.5 which includes reviewing design of physical development within the City and acts in an advisory capacity on design issues. (Members must either live or work within City limits. One member may live within the three zip code areas designated for Novato.)
Authorization: Code Section 2-11 (1974)
No. of Members: 5 (+2 Alternates)
Tenure: 2 years. Expires 9/1
Online Design Review Commission Application
Agendas & Minutes

 Commissioner/Name  Term Begins  Term Expires
   Marshall Balfe, Chair  September 1, 2016  September 1, 2018
   Patrick MacLeamy, Vice Chair  September 1, 2016  September 1, 2018
   Beth Radovanovich  September 1, 2015  September 1, 2017
 Michael Barber  September 1, 2015  September 1, 2017
 Joseph Farrell September 1, 2015  September 1, 2017
 Alt. (4 yr): Vacant  September 1, 2016  September 1, 2020
 Alt. (4 yr): Steven Hall  September 1, 2014  September 1, 2018


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