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Planning Commission Fact Sheet
Title: Planning Commission
Type of Board/Commission/Committee: Charter
Affiliated Department: Community Development
To reference the general rules of procedure and informational booklet for all boards, please see the documents available on the General Board Information page.
Description: 49.10.100 Establishment. There is established the planning commission for the City and Borough to perform the areawide functions of planning, platting and zoning for the City and Borough. (Serial No. 87-49, § 2, 1987) ... 49.10.200 Organization. The board of adjustment is created. The commission is the board of adjustment. ... 49.10.210 Duties. The board of adjustment shall have and shall be limited strictly to the powers and duties prescribed by this chapter and as elsewhere provided in this title to: (1) Hear and decide variance request other than de minimus variances. (2) Rule upon map boundary questions and interpret the text of the title as provided in section 49.20.300. (3) Make similar use determinations as provided in section 49.20.320. (Serial No. 87-49, § 2, 1987)
Membership: 49.10.110 Membership; term of office. (a) The members of the commission shall be nine citizens who are residents of the City and Borough and who shall serve without pay but may be paid an honorarium. Members of the commission shall be appointed by the assembly. (b) Members of the commission shall be appointed for a term of three years. Terms shall end on December 31 of the third year, provided that a member shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed and takes office. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired term. In the event a seat has six months or less remaining to the unexpired term, the assembly, at its discretion, may choose to appoint the member to the remainder of the current term as well as to the full term immediately following the expiration date of the unexpired term. No member of the planning commission who has served for three consecutive terms or nine years shall again be eligible for appointment until one full year has intervened, provided, however, that this restriction shall not apply: (1) If there are no other qualified applicants at the time reappointment is considered by the assembly human resources committee, or (2) To qualified board members serving in board seats for which a specific occupation or expertise is set forth by ordinance.
Officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, Clerk, Vice-Clerk
Term Limits: No member of the planning commission who has served for three consecutive terms or nine years shall again be eligible for appointment until one full year has intervened, provided, however, that this restriction shall not apply: (1) If there are no other qualified applicants at the time reappointment is considered by the assembly human resources committee, or (2) To qualified board members serving in board seats for which a specific occupation or expertise is set forth by ordinance.
Annual Appointment Period (Annual Reports Due): December
Meetings: Held at 7pm the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Assembly Chambers unless otherwise advertised.
Special Facts: Planning Commissioners, once appointed, are required to submit the Alaska Public Offices Commission Public Official Financial Disclosure (POFD) form upon appointment and annually thereafter as well as a final POFD statement within 90 days of vacating the seat on the commission. See APOC website for more info http://doa.alaska.gov/apoc/FilerResources/index.html Unlike all other CBJ boards and commissions, Planning Commissioners receive an $150 honorarium per month or fraction thereof during their term. (Per Res. 1974 effective 1/1/1999)
Staff Contact: Community Development Department - 586-0715 - Brenwynne.Grigg@juneau.org