Resources

Planning and Zoning 101

Information Memo

Learn the basics of why and how cities engage in land use planning and regulation.

Published Mar 1, 2021.

Zoning Decisions

Information Memo

Learn the nature of a city’s decision-making authority and the legal standards associated with variances, conditional use permits, and nonconformities.

Published Mar 1, 2021.

Zoning Guide for Cities

Information Memo

Learn the framework of municipal zoning and basics of other land use controls available to cities to complement zoning controls.

Published Oct 9, 2020.

Planning Commission Guide

Information Memo

Learn ways the city may create, change or discontinue a city planning commission.

Published Jun 4, 2020.