The Planning Commission is in a unique position in local government. It is an advisor to a
governing body. It also advises local governmental departments and
officials, public agencies, private developers, and other individuals on
matters related to the communityís development. The Planning
Commissionís position in the structure of local government greatly
enhances its ability to carry out this advisory function. It is placed
in the middle of the flow of information throughout the community. This
central coordination function can be extremely valuable to the community
and to its elected and appointed officials.
Plans and proposals from individuals and groups who help develop the
community pass through the Planning Commission.
However, some projects may be reviewed and approved
administratively without being heard by the Planning Commission as a
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