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Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
The Planning Board is a five member committee of residents appointed by the City Commission to advise it on matters relating to the city's Comprehensive Plan and other planning and zoning matters.
Originally appointed in 1988 to assist with the adoption of the first Comprehensive Plan required by Florida's 1985 Growth Management Act, the Board assumed the added duties of recommending amendments to the land development regulations and the zoning map.
Map and text changes to the Comprehensive Plan and changes made to any special area plan require three additional public hearings at the Pinellas Planning Council and Board of County Commissioners levels. These types of applications require a great deal more time and staff resources, including legal ads published in the Tampa Bay Times, than other types of zoning applications (such as variance and conditional use requests).
For more information about the Pinellas Planning Council's role in Comprehensive Planning, please go to the Forward Pinellas website or call 727-464-8250.