The seven member Planning Commission provides citizen review and recommendations on planning-related matters to City Council.
The Planning Commissions has two distinct functions.
The Commission is involved the preparation and revision of the community's comprehensive plan and local land use regulations, such as the zoning or subdivision code. This role is advisory to the City Council. The Commissioners forward a recommended plan (or ordinance) to the governing body for consideration.
The Commission also reviews development proposals, such as site plans and subdivisions. The Commission holds public hearings and makes decisions on certain types of land use actions. In these cases, the planning commission's decision would be subject to appeal to City Council.
Planning Commissioners provide an invaluable service to the city: they advise City Council and City staff on Sweet Home's long-range goals, policies and programs on a broad array of issues related to land use, transportation, and current planning.