OAKLEY -- The city is seeking applications from Oakley residents who want to advise the City Council on proposed building projects.

Those appointed as volunteer Citizen Planning Advisers will serve a two-year term.

The deadline for applications is 6 p.m. April 17. Councilmembers will choose three to five individuals, likely in May.

They're looking for candidates who have knowledge of urban planning and experience in either architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental studies, traffic engineering or related fields.

Those chosen must file a conflict of interest disclosure form and comply with state laws prohibiting them from weighing in on matters in which they have a financial stake.

City employees will provide at least one training session along with an annual meeting to discuss the program's operations.

For more information, call Libby Vreonis at 925-625-7013 or email vreonis@ci.oakley.ca.us.

-- Rowena Coetsee