Members of the Planning Commission are appointed by the City Council for a three-year term, with the possibility of two reappointments. The following is a list of current members on the Planning Commission:
Elizabeth Kelly Term expires December 31, 2021
Orin Kipp Term expires December 31, 2021
Aaron Ochs Term expires December 31, 2022
Coleen Siegfried Term expires December 31, 2022
Tom Triplett Term expires December 31, 2023
The purpose of the Planning Commission is to advise the City Council on development in the community and make a formal recommendation on infrastructure improvements and planning and zoning issues in the city. General comments and questions related to planning and zoning issues in the city may be directed to City Planner Sara Taylor at 651-275-4404.
Members of the Planning Commission are responsible for assisting city staff with the administration and enforcement of the city's comprehensive plan, zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance, and land use policies. Overall decision-making by the Planning Commission is based on whether the project is working toward the betterment of the city and the vision statement adopted in the city's comprehensive plan.