About the Commission
The Planning Commission makes recommendations to city council concerning:
- Rezoning of Property
- Development Approvals
- Zoning Code and Subdivision Regulations Amendments
- Adoption and Amendment of Comprehensive Plans
- Demolitions of Historic Buildings
- Municipal Capital Expenditures
The elected city council makes all final decisions on land development and comprehensive planning matters.View the commission's submission deadlines.
The Planning Commission consists of seven members. Six commissioners, one from each of the six districts into which the city has been divided for election purposes, are nominated by city council members from the districts they represent. One at-large commissioner is nominated by the mayor. The commissioners are appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by city council, for three year terms.
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.