The meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission can last a little as 30 minutes or as long as 5 or 6 hours depending on the number or complexity of agenda items and the amount of public testimony. Three unexcused absences in 1 year are generally grounds for dismissal from the Commission.
The following is a list of the current Committees of the Commission:
Amendments: The Amendment committee shall assist the City Staff in developing and proposing code amendments to the Planning Commission and City Council for consideration.
Grant and Award Research: The Grant and Award Research committee shall research and assist in the application for grant and award opportunities that will enhance, the short and long range growth and development of the City.
Comprehensive Plan: The Comprehensive Plan committee assist the City Staff in developing and proposing Comprehensive Plan revisions to the Planning Commission and City Council for consideration.
In order to maintain and implement the City's Comprehensive Plan some examples of what the Commission is empowered to give recommendations on are:
Comprehensive Plan revisions and supplemental plans for the present and future development or redevelopment of the City.
Preliminary, Final and Landscape Plans for development or redevelopment of land.
Special Use Permits
Subdivisions and re-subdivisions of land.
Zoning and Rezoning of land.
Zoning and Sign Ordinance revisions.
Final determinations on certain variances to the Aurora Zoning Ordinance.