Planning Commission Guide

Information Memo

Published: June 4, 2020

Planning Commission Guide
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See accompanying model documents below.

This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research staff.

Learn ways the city may create, change or discontinue a city planning commission. Provides information on appointment of members, commission powers and duties, and meeting rules. Understand council and planning commission roles in creating a comprehensive land use plan for growth and development; how to implement it.  Use of zoning and its tools such as variances, conditional use permits (CUP). Addressing adjustments and appeals, especially considering the 60-day rule. Ways to participate in joint or multi-jurisdictional planning.

Use these model documents with the discussion in the “Planning Commission Guide:”