Public Hearings

Public hearings give applicants, residents and other interested parties the opportunity to provide testimony about pending development proposals and planning activities.

At the public hearing, staff will provide a general overview of the proposal, including a staff recommendation, followed by a presentation by the applicant. Public comments follow the presentation; time limits may apply.

  • The Council Chamber has technology available, including a computer, projector and other equipment to aid in presentations, should a request be made (staff assistance is available).

Once the public hearing is closed, a decision will be made on the item. The decision may be "to approve," "approve with stipulations," "deny" or "continue."

Recommendations from the Planning Commission are forwarded to the City Council for final action.

Planning Commission action for plats and decisions by the City Council and the Board of Zoning Appeals are final unless appealed to District Court.