Maricopa County Boards and Commissions > Planning and Zoning Commission

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MISSION: The Commission makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on rezoning, special use permit, military compatibility, and plan of development applications, amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, development master plans and comprehensive plans. The Commission may approve preliminary plats, grant requests for initiative or rezoning applications and accept status reports on Special Use Permits.

 

       
CURRENT MEMBERS:      
 
Mark Pugmire
District 1
 
Michael Deutsch
District 1
 
Broc Hiatt
District 2
 
Greg Arnett
District 2
 
Jerry Aster
District 3
 
Alan Muller
District 3
 
Robert "BJ" Copeland
District 4
 
Bruce Burrows
District 4
 
Michael Johnson
District 5
 
 
Murray Johnson
District 5
         


MEETINGS: The Planning & Zoning Commission generally meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month in the Board of Supervisor’s Auditorium located at 205 West Jefferson.  The informal work sessions of the Commission covering items including zoning, infrastructure, plans, policies, ordinances and regulations (ZIPPOR) are generally held the third Thursday of every even-numbered month at the Planning & Development office located at 501 North 44th Street.  Either meeting location, date and time can change according to room availability, quorum needs, or other logistics concerns.  Always refer to the agenda of interest for specific meeting information.

MEETING NOTICE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: Link to Disclosure Statement

LIAISON: Terri S. Hogan, AICP, Current Planning Supervisor, 602-506-3927

WEBSITEwww.maricopa.gov/planning/PublicMeetings/PlanningAndZoningCommission.aspx

FORMATION AUTHORITY: A.R.S. § 11-802.

COMPOSITION: A.R.S. § 11-802 D: Except as provided in subsection E of this section, in the counties having five supervisorial districts, each county planning and zoning commission shall consist of ten members who shall be qualified electors of the county. Two members shall be appointed from each supervisorial district by the supervisor from that district. Members shall be residents of the district from which they are appointed. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation except for reasonable travel expenses. G. The terms of the members of the commissions shall be for four years except for those initially appointed. Of those members initially appointed pursuant to subsection C of this section, five members shall be appointed to a two year term and four members shall be appointed to a four year term. Of those members initially appointed pursuant to subsection D of this section, five members shall be appointed to a two year term and five members shall be appointed to a four year term. Thereafter, each term shall be four years. If a vacancy occurs otherwise than by expiration of term, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired portion of the term. The board may remove members of the commission for cause. I. The county assessor, county engineer, county health officer and county attorney shall serve in an advisory capacity to the commission and to the boards of adjustment.

DUTIES AND POWERS: A.R.S. § 11-802 J. The commission shall:1. Elect a chairperson from among its members for a term of one year and those other officers as it determines.2. By resolution fix the time and place within the district of regular meetings, hold at least one regular meeting each month when there is new official business to transact and hold additional meetings as the chairperson or a majority of the commission deems necessary.3. Adopt rules for the transaction of business and keep a record of its resolutions, transactions, findings and determinations, which record shall be a public record and be open to public inspection.4. Transmit all of its recommendations, decisions, findings, reports and official actions, regardless of vote, to the board of supervisors. K. A majority of the commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business and a majority vote of the quorum is required for any official action.