The Planning & Zoning Board (PZB) serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council on matters relating to use designations of land, amendments to the land development code, and site development review. They are the deciding body on matters relating to special exceptions and variances.
The PZB serves as the local planning agency on matters pertaining to the city comprehensive plan in conformance with the Florida Administrative Code. The board also recommends procedures and methods to the City Council for facilitating effective public participation in the planning process.
If an applicant chooses to appeal a decision by the Development Services Department, the PZB can vote to support or overturn the department's decision.
The Planning and Zoning Board typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 5:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Meetings will always be posted on the City's calendar at least one week in advance. The agenda is generally available online (here) the Thursday prior to the scheduled meeting date.
PZB members include: Ed Gaw (Chairman), Sara Spurrier (Vice Chairman), Henrietta Francis, Marilyn Haddock, and Robert Lewis. Contact information for board members is available here.
The agendas, minutes, and audios related to PZB meetings are available here. Agendas are posted by the Thursday prior to the PZB meeting. Meeting minutes cannot be posted until they have been approved at the following meeting. The audio is posted as soon as it is available to be.