Board of Zoning Adjustment

Regular Meetings

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • The 4th Thursday (The 3rd Thursday in November)
  • Tenth Street Place
     Basement Chambers

Special Instructions for Public Access to Meetings

In order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, meetings will be conducted by Teleconference. Please see meeting agenda for instructions on how to access the meeting. 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Approved Resolutions

View and print approved Board of Zoning Adjustment Resolutions.


NameOrganizationTerm Expires
Naramsen GorielAppointed by Modesto City CouncilJanuary 1, 2026
Gary BlomAppointed by Modesto City CouncilJanuary 1, 2025
Marshall RiddleAppointed by Modesto City CouncilJanuary 1, 2026
Minal DesaiAppointed by Modesto City CouncilJanuary 1, 2025
Amin VohraPlanning Commission RepresentativeDecember 31, 2023
Mark NiskanenAppointed by Modesto City CouncilJanuary 1, 2025
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The responsibility of the Board of Zoning Adjustment is to uphold the integrity of zoning regulations and the Modesto General Plan. The board makes decisions on applications for conditional use permits, variances and site plans for office development. The Board of Zoning Adjustment also hears appeals concerning decisions made by the Community and Economic Development Department staff.

Membership Requirements

Board Members must be a registered voter in the City of Modesto. Please note that application for this committee requires a financial disclosure statement (Statement of Economic Interests - Form 700) under State law.