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Planning Commission

DEFINITION

Government agency tasked with defining and approving standards for the development or preservation of a city.

EXPLANATION

General Plan and Its Implementation by the Planning Commission

The process of adopting a general plan can be found in the prescribed government code. Most cities typically require the planning commission to review proposed plans and amendments and hold a public hearing. The planning commission will hold a vote to determine whether to implement the proposed changes, alterations, or amendments to the general plan. In order for proposed plans to be accepted, the majority of the planning commissioners must vote in favor of the plan.

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