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Planning Commission
About the Commission
The Planning Commission makes recommendations to city council concerning:
  • Annexations
  • Rezoning of Property
  • Subdivision
  • Development Approvals
  • Zoning Code and Subdivision Regulations Amendments
  • Adoption and Amendment of Comprehensive Plans
  • Demolitions of Historic Buildings
  • Municipal Capital Expenditures

The commission also makes determinations on requests for off-street parking requirement waivers. The commission's advice to the city council, except in the case of parking waivers, is always in the form of a recommendation; City Council may also hear appeals of, review, modify or deny the commission's approval, disapproval or approval with conditions of off-street parking waivers upon the recommendation of a member of Council, Planning and Development Director and/or the City Manager.

The elected city council makes all final decisions on land development and comprehensive planning matters.View the commission's submission deadlines.

Member Selection
Six commissioners are appointed by city council members from the districts they represent for three-year terms. One three-year term at-large commissioner is appointed by the mayor. 

At its first meeting each year following September 16th, the commission elects a chair and vice-chair to preside over commission meetings, and also elects a commission secretary.