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Planning Advisory Board

Purpose

The planning advisory board shall have the power and the duty to prepare and recommend to the City Council for adoption a comprehensive plan for the physical development of the city, and to perfect it. In conducting its work, the planning advisory board may consider and investigate any subject matter tending to the development and betterment of the municipality and may make recommendations as it may deem advisable concerning the adoption thereof to the City Council.  The planning advisory board shall act as the zoning board for the city as provided for in the Charter.  The planning advisory board shall prepare and recommend to the City Council for adoption rules and regulations governing the approval of maps and plats of the subdivisions of land within the corporate limits of the city.

Duties

(1) Conduct the comprehensive planning program and prepare the comprehensive plan or elements or portions thereof for the city;

(2) Coordinate the comprehensive plan or elements or portions thereof with the comprehensive plans of other appropriate local governments and the state;

(3) Recommend the comprehensive plan, or elements or portions thereof, to the city council for adoption; and

(4) Monitor and oversee the effectiveness and status of the comprehensive plan and recommend to the city council such changes in the comprehensive plan as may be required.

Who serves on the PAB?

The planning advisory board consists of 7 members and 1 alternate.