The city of Sebastopol is seeking citizens to serve on its General Plan Advisory Committee.

Committee members will be asked to propose updates to a 20-year-old plan adopted in 1994, city officials said.

The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Tuesday. The four-page application is available at City Hall or online at

The citizen panel, expected to have 15 or more members, will advise the Planning Commission and City Council and will address a variety of issues, from traffic circulation to housing density, urban design and economic development.

About 18 people already have applied, but officials said they want to give a chance to anyone who is interested.

City officials are looking for active, engaged residents who are familiar with the community, its make-up and general layout, though no prior civic involvement is required.

Members will be appointed by the City Council and can expect to be begin serving this spring, likely once a month for about two years, though subcommittees may require one or two additional meetings each month.