DUBLIN -- Three location residents who see traffic and development as major issues have been picked for four-year terms on the city's Planning Commission.

Arun Goel, Rameet Kohli and Lynna Do got the nod for the terms on the commission, a five-member panel that reviews local development plans and policies. The selections were approved unanimously last week by the Dublin City Council.

Goel, a civil engineer, works as a project controls engineer for the Alameda County Transportation Commission. He is active in the county's Safe Routes to School program for children to walk and bicycle to class.

Kohli has worked for the U.S. Congress and served on Dublin's human services task force.

The three were picked out of a field of 11 applicants for the Planning Commission. The seats opened up after Commissioners Bill Schaub and Doreen Wehrenberg were termed out of office and Alan Brown did not seek reappointment.

In related actions, the City Council reappointed Steven Minniear and Dayna Tutino to the city heritage and cultural arts commission. Richard Deets and Brian Olkowski were also appointed to the commission. The council also reappointed Anthony Totaro to the city parks and community services commission and appointed Mona Lisa Ballesteros to her first term on the panel.

Contact Denis Cuff at 925-943-8267. Follow him at Twitter.com/deniscuff.

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