Citizens Advisory Committee


  • The CAC meets from November-April for the CDBG funding process and on an ad hoc basis when matters arise
  • City Hall, Bldg B, Training Room

Agendas and Minutes

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Member Appointment Date Term Expires
Mary P. Miller (Chair)
Tom Litto (Vice-Chair)
Cynthia Schick 07/01/15 07/01/23
Beny Jain 11/01/15 11/01/23
Antonio Birbeck-Herrera
12/03/18 12/03/22
Preeti V. Kristipati
12/03/18 12/03/22
James Boomer 12/03/18 12/03/22


  • Suzanne Shenfil - Human Services, Email, 510-574-2051
  • Lucia Hughes - Human Services, Email, 510-574-2043
  • Leticia Leyva - Human Services, Email,  510-574-2072
  • Shanti Jeyakumar - Human Services, Email, 510-574-2061


Advises City staff on the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, including capital and housing public service funds. Responsible for recommending approximately $900,000 in CDBG funds through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. CAC members are appointed by the City Manager.

The primary purpose of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons.