The Hearings Board consists of three regular members of the Planning Commission who sit concurrently on the full Commission.

The purpose of the Hearings Board is to enable the Planning Commission to focus on broad planning concerns by reducing the number of applications to come before the full Commission; and to assure applicants of a timely hearing before members of the Commission who have sufficient time to devote their full attention to the matters at issue.

The Hearings Board may consider the following matters:
  • Variances and Conditional Use Permits not involving complete new multi-family (three units or more per tax lot), commercial, or industrial buildings.
  • Partitions and Site Reviews, where the Staff Advisor to the Planning Commission determines that the proposal does not contain significant items of discretion relating to overall planning policy or impact on surrounding areas.
  • Such other minor land use matters as the Planning Commission deems appropriate to the Hearings Board format.
The Hearings Board or Staff Advisor may refer any matter before the Board or Advisor to the Planning Commission when it becomes apparent the matter involves major policy concerns or potential serious impacts on surrounding areas.
MEETS ONLY AS NEEDED. (2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.)

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