City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking people interested in serving on the Planning Board, the authority granting special permits for the city and responsible for review of special permit requests, review and development of zoning proposals and the study of land use in the city.

The Planning Board includes seven members and two associate members. It meets roughly three times a month, on Tuesday evenings. People with a general interest in effective city planning and/or expertise in such areas as architecture, urban design, urban planning and zoning are encouraged to apply. Members must be residents of the city.

Anyone interested should submit a résumé and brief letter to City Manager Richard C. Rossi by Aug. 26 describing their interest. Send by mail to the attention of Rossi at the City of Cambridge, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge MA 02139; fax to (617) 349-4307; or email to citymanager@cambridgema.gov. For information, call (617) 349-4300.