The 7-member Planning Commission is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Each member of the commission shall be a resident of the county.
The Planning Commission reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on zoning, subdivision, planned unit development, and certain special use permit applications. The Planning Commission also reviews development and special uses as provided for in the county land use code. The Planning Commission helps to develop and adopt a Comprehensive Development Plan (Master Plan), which is an advisory document.