Created in 1983, this commission reviews all land use actions requiring a Level 4 review. The Commission further serves as an advisory board to the City Council on land use actions requiring council approval (Level 5 review).
The appearance of fairness doctrine prohibits Development Commission members and City Council members from discussing the merit of specific land use development applications outside of the formal public meeting process. Citizens, however, may discuss any issue with the City's Development Services Department. Written comments are also welcome.
The Development Commission is comprised of seven regular members, with four-year terms; and several alternates, with two-year terms. All members are appointed by the Mayor and subject to confirmation by the City Council. Terms expire April 30 of the year listed. For more information, see IMC 2.32 and Rules & Regulations.