Board of Adjustment

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The Zoning Board of Adjustments shall consist of five regular members and four alternates appointed by the City Council and serve two-year terms. The Board of Adjustment exercises the following authority:
  1. Hears and decides any appeals that allege error in an order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the Administrator.
  2. Hears and decides special exceptions and variances.


(For the City’s Central Business District) Reviews major permits and issues, issues with condition, or denies major site development permits referred by the Building Official; renders advice and guidance upon request of the property owner or occupant of any structure eligible for a major site development permit; and reviews text amendments to the Site Development Code.


Composed of five regular members and two alternate members serving two-year terms, with a majority of the members from design-related fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, land development or construction, and the remaining members appointed on an at-large basis. Two-years residency is required.

Number of Positions: 5 positions, 2 alternates

Term Length: 2 years

Residency Requirements: 1 year

Meeting Date: 4th Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm

100 East Main Street, Suite 500
City Council Chambers

Board Members

Member Term Ending
Vacant - Alternate 12/19
Anthony Nguyen - Vice Chair
John Patty
Rodney Blackburn - Chair
Victor To 12/20
Barbara Najera 12/20
Vacant - Alternate

Agendas and Minutes


If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, you may submit the required application at any time. Regular interviews are conducted in December of each year for terms beginning the first of the following year. Interested individuals should fill out an Application and return it to the City Secretary's office. To inquire about current openings or for additional information, please contact Karen Thompson by email or by calling 512-990-6101.

For more information about the Board of Adjustments please contact Hazel Sherrod at the Planning Department at 512-990-6300 or via