Planning Commission

Regular Meetings of the Planning Commission are held on the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. unless a meeting has previously been cancelled or postponed.

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 The Planning Commission operates under the authority of BMC 2.60. 

The Planning Commission shall:

  1. Considers the approval, conditional approval, or denial of:
    1. Variance applications;
    2. Conditional use permit applications; and
    3. Special use permits for tall structures in accordance with BMC 16.10.
  2. In accordance with AS 29.40.030 and BMC 16.08, and after holding public hearings, recommend to the Council amendments and updates to the comprehensive plan for the physical development of the city. The comprehensive plan, with the accompanying maps, plats, charts, and descriptive and explanatory matter, shall show the commission’s recommendations and may include, among other things, the general location and extent of streets and other methods of circulation and transportation; the general location and extent of public utilities; the general location and extent of parks, playgrounds, and drainage facilities; and the use of land. The comprehensive plan shall include:
a.  Statements of policies, goals and standards;
b.  A land use plan;
c.  A community facilities plan;
d.  A transportation plan; and
e.  Recommendations for implementation of the comprehensive plan;
  1. Approve subdivision plans and plats and provide recommendations to council on the adoption of a subdivision agreement in accordance with BMC 17.04.
  2. Hear appeals from the decision of the planning director. The city council shall be the appellate body, sitting as the board of adjustment, for the planning commission.
  3. Act as the platting authority for the city.
  4. Review and make recommendations to the council on the adoption of and changes to subdivision, land use, site plan, land acquisition and disposal, flood control, housing, building and similar codes.
  5. Provide a forum for public comment and input regarding planning, zoning, and land use.

 8.    Perform such other duties and functions as are provided for in BMC Titles 15, 16, 17 and 18 and other provisions of this code or as may be referred by the city council. 


The Planning Commission may make recommendations to the council on:

 1.    Necessary, proposed, or existing federal, state and/or city land selection, acquisition, disposal or management practices that affect the city.

  1. Proposed or existing public improvements and the prioritization of the projects in the city’s annual and long-term capital improvement programs.
  2. The city’s annual planning budget and work program.


Planning Commission General Information prior to 2023

Meeting Packets

Meeting Minutes