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Shawn Bakker Appointed to the Planning Commission for the City of Salinas

Local contractor Shawn Bakker has been appointed to the City of Salinas Planning Commission representing District 5.

Salinas, CA, July 10, 2014 --( Shawn Bakker, owner of Bakker Construction and visionary of Tatum’s Garden in Salinas, has been appointed to the Planning Commission for District 5.

Appointed by Kimbley Craig, Councilwoman – District 5 (North Salinas), Commissioner Bakker will be authorized to promote and ensure the comprehensive planning of the City of Salinas.

Shawn Bakker, a resident of Salinas, is the owner of his own construction company and familiar with all aspects of residential and commercial projects through design permitting and construction, and serving as the interface between clients and the Planning and Building departments of cities in the Tri-County area. Shawn and his wife Amanda were recently honored with the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Outstanding Public Service for their vision and creation of Tatum’s Garden. Bakker is a past Regional Entrepreneurial Success Award Winner and Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year recipient.

"I'm incredibly thrilled that Shawn has agreed to be the Planning Commissioner for District 5. It's been a priority for me to hand-select key residents that are committed to bettering Salinas for these leadership positions---and Shawn and his family are shining examples of that commitment. His skill and expertise in the construction industry will be a huge asset to the Commission," says Councilwoman Craig.

The Planning Commission approves, conditionally approves, or disapproves applications for Conditional use Permits which do not meet the criteria for consideration by the Housing & Community Development Director. The Planning Commission also makes recommendations regarding approval or disapproval of Subdivision Maps, Planned Unit Development Permits, Annexations, Development Agreements, Rezoning and Land-Use and Zoning Plans.

“I am honored to be appointed to the Salinas Planning Commission and hope to serve in a capacity that continues to develop our community and city. The City of Salinas has done so much to support Tatum’s Garden and Bakker Construction and this is the least I can do to give back to a community that has given us so much,” says Bakker.

Bakker Construction is an award winning, full service Design/Build company specializing in all phases of residential remodeling and construction. Bakker Construction’s Design and Build service provides a comprehensive package, accomplishing every aspect of your project in its entirety from the initial planning phases all the way through to the final walk through upon completion. Visit for more information.

The Planning Commission meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month in the City Council Rotunda. Call (831) 758-7206 for general information or questions regarding agendas/minutes.
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