Can I appeal a Planning Commission decision?

The applicant or any interested party may file an appeal with the City Council from any denial,
approval or conditional approval of any application by the Planning Commission. The appeal must be filed with the City Clerk no later than 10 calendar days after the Planning Commission’s action. 

The purpose of an appeals is to identify or challenge any alleged inconsistency or nonconformity with procedures or criteria associated with the rendered decision.

Once an appeal is appropriately filed along with associated fees, the City Clerk will schedule and give proper written notice of the date, time and place of the public hearing. 

When the City Council considers projects on appeal, they do so on a de novo basis, which means that they will look at the application ‘anew’ without specific reference to the conclusions made by the Planning Commission.  The City Council may also consider any other aspect of the project and the application even beyond what is specifically being appealed. The City Council may affirm, reverse, remand or modify the decision of the Planning Commission. 

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