The legal Authority for the Planning and Zoning Commission in Texas is found in Section 211.007 of the Texas Local Government Code and Section 7.01 of the City Charter. The Planning and Zoning Commission is composed of seven (7) members appointed by the City Council. Board members serve for terms of three (3) years with no term limits. A quorum consists of a majority of the commission’s members and an affirmative vote of a majority of those present is required to pass upon pending questions. The Planning and Zoning Commission is an advisory Board to the City Council on land use matters, while acting as final decision-maker on matters relating to subdivision plat approval.
The Planning and Zoning Commission fundamental powers are:
Recommend amendments to the master plan for the physical development of the City.
Recommend, approve or disapprove plats of proposed subdivision submitted in accordance with city ordinance as adopted or hereafter amended.
Recommend to the City Council approval or disapproval of proposed changes in the zoning plan.
Make and recommend to the City Council for adoption, plans for the clearance and rebuilding of slum districts and blighted areas which may develop within the City.
Recommend to the City Council the amendment, extension and revision of the building code, which code shall include the minimum standards of construction for building, the minimum standards for plumbing and the minimum standards for wiring.
Submit annually to the City Manager, not less than ninety (90) days prior to the beginning of the budget year, a list of recommendations for capital improvements, which in the opinion of the commission are necessary or desirable to be constructed during the forthcoming five (5) years. Such list shall be arranged in order of preference, with recommendations as to which projects shall be constructed in which year.
Meet no less than once each month, meetings to be held at the City Hall unless prior notice of change of meeting place be given by publication in a newspaper in general circulation in the City of Pearland
Planning commission to be granted all powers as outlined by civil statutes of the State of Texas
Minimum Required Qualifications:
All applicants for the Planning and Zoning Commission must be residents of the City of Pearland and own real property within the city.
Time Commitment: Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month approximately 3-5 hours.
Position Term: 3 years
Planning and Zoning Commission Roster
For meeting or additional information, please contact the Planning Manager: Martin Griggs, 281.652.1709