Documenter: Heather Halsey Martinez

Here’s what you need to know

  • The Clovis Planning Commission approved a $47.5 million budget for the 2021-22 Community Investment Program, including 57 projects or activities. Some of the largest projects include the construction of Landmark Square, upgrades to fire stations, rehabilitation of existing city facilities for ADA compliance and construction of the Loma Vista Village Green Park. 

  • Less than $1 million was allocated for housing and community development, of which $50,000 was earmarked specifically for gap financing for the development of affordable housing.

The Scene

The Clovis Planning Commission meeting took place on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The Planning Commission consists of five Clovis residents appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council. They meet monthly to make decisions and recommendations on city planning issues and review proposals for compliance with the General Plan, in order to make recommendations to the City Council. 

Commission Members:

Paul Hinkle, Chair (also real estate agent with Kellner Properties)

Mike Cunningham, Chair Pro Tem

Alma Antuna

Brandon Bedsted (also Director of IT & Data Services, Community Medical Centers)

Amy Hatcher

The meeting was made available via Webex and YouTube Live. The agenda states that face masks are required for those who attend in person due to COVID-19. All commissioners were in council chambers and wore face masks while seated.  

Cunningham asked for a moment of silence for the victims of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority rail yard massacre in San Jose, Calif. Then the meeting opened quickly with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Hinkle. 

It was then opened for comments by the commissioners or secretary. Hinkle said that he noticed trees growing over the road at Tenaya and Villa Avenues and asked that they be looked at. He said that he noticed trucks hauling cars from the dealerships needed to swing out around the trees into adjacent lanes to avoid damage to cars. 

Hinkle then opened the meeting for public comment and no comments were made online or in council chambers. 


  • Approved unanimously an approximately $47,581,000 budget for the 2021-22 Community Investment Program (also known as capital improvements), comprised of 57 projects or activities, including:

    • American with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements

    • Landmark Square, including new transit building

    • Maintenance of trail system

    • Design and construction of temporary housing for Fire Station 2 and the reconstruction of the station

      • $8,550,000 for fire station rebuild

      • $1.8 million for temporary housing 

    • Loma Vista Village Green Park

      • $8.9 million for Loma Vista Village Green

      • $10,040,000 total for parks

    • Asphalt overlays and roadway rehabilitation

      • $11,568,000 total for streets

      • The majority of funding for street projects is from federal grants and regional Measure C funds of approximately $4.6 million and gas sales tax provides $3.9 million. 

    • Water for current climate conditions and future development

      • $7,947,000 for water

    • Repair and rehabilitation of affordable housing

      • $947,000 total for 2021-22 housing and community development

      • $50,000 specifically for 2021-22 gap financing for development of affordable housing. 

      • The planned five-year budget for 2022-26 includes $150,000 per year for affordable housing 

    • Supervising Civil Engineer Thad Avery presented the program budget and commissioners quickly approved it with no discussion. 

No commissioners made any additional comments and the meeting adjourned at 6:13 p.m. Future Planning Commission meetings are scheduled for June 24, July 22 and August 26, 2021. 

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