The purpose of the Commission is as prescribed by State law for municipal planning commissions. In addition, the Commission submits to City Council, in accordance with the City Charter, a long-term capital improvement program with recommendations as to the priority of individual projects and the methods of financing them.
The Board is comprised of ten (10) members as follows: the Mayor or the Mayor's designee, a member of City Council, and the remaining eight (8) members are at large. The Mayor or the Mayor's designee serves concurrent with the Mayor's term of office, and the Council member serves for two (2) years or until his or her term on Council expires, whichever occurs first. The remaining eight (8) members serve for four-term year staggered terms. Six (6) members constitute a quorum and the concurring vote of a majority of those members present at a meeting is required for any board action.