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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.