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Members

  • Gordon Haas, Chairperson (Class IV)
    Term Expires: December 31, 2020
  • Charles T. Shallcross, Vice Chairman (Class IV)
    Term Expires: December 31, 2020
  • Thomas W. Urban, Secretary (Class IV)
    Term Expires: December 31, 2020
  • Mayor J. Christina Bollwage (Class I)
    Term Expires: December 31, 2020
  • Charlotte V. Brown (Class IV)
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Maria Z. Carvalho (Class II)
    Term Expires: December 31, 2019
  • Nealon A Issacs (class IV)
    Term Expires: December 31, 2022
  • Isaias Rivera (Class IV)
    Term Expires: December 31, 2020
  • Carlos L. Torres (Class III)
    Term Expires: December 31, 2019
  • Georgette Gonzalez-Lugo, Mayor's Designee
    Term Expires: December 31, 2020
  • Ana Rodriguez (Alternate Number 1)
    Term Expires: December 31, 2020
  • Miguel A. Merino (Alternate Number 2)
    Term Expires: December 31, 2020

The Board membership is 11 members appointed as follows:

  • Class I. Mayor. Term to correspond with his tenure as mayor. An amendment to NJ.S.A 40:55D-23, Ordinance Number 2847, adopted January 23, 1996, provides for a mayorial designee in the absence of the mayor. The designee shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor during the Mayors' office tenure,
  • Class II. One of the officials of the city to be appointed by the Mayor for a term of one year.
  • Class III. A member of the Governing Body (City Council) to be appointed by the mayor with confirmation of city council (Chapter 258 P.L 1989) for a term of one year.
  • Class IV. Six citizens of the municipality to be appointed by the Mayor for terms of 4 years.

Alternate Members

Appointed pursuit to terms of Amended Ordinance 1326. No confirmation of Appointments requires other than class III. The City Planning board was appointed as the zoning commission of the city of Elizabeth by resolution adopted by the city council June 13, 1961, pursuant to laws of 1948, as amended, chapter 305, page 1222 section 3 (N.J.S.A. 40:55-330

Staff

  • Patrick J. McNamara, Esq. Counsel, Planning Board
  • Marta Rivera Sullivan, Board Clerk
  • William Sullivan, Esq, Counsel, Zoning Board of Adjustment

Overview

The City Planning Board was created pursuant to P.L. 1975, Chapter 291, and the administrative code pursuant to Ordinance 936 effective February 1, 1977 and Amended Ordinance 1326.