Planning and Zoning Roles and Responsibilities - Elected Officials

Title

Planning and Zoning Roles and Responsibilities - Elected Officials

Number

PZ 0001

Authors

Gary Taylor

Files

Link to Full Text

Download Full Text

Publication Date:

5-2018

Status

Current

Description

The elected body (city council or county board of supervisors) is the primary policy-making entity responsible for setting the direction of the community’s government. The policy dimension of planning and zoning is substantial: It addresses how land in the community is to be used in the future. Councils and boards of supervisors are the key drivers of land use policy. Several activities of the elected body have an impact on community land use. Perhaps the three most important are: (1) adopting and amending plans and ordinances; (2) approving some types of development proposals; and (3) making appointments to boards, commissions and (in some communities) staff positions.

Language

en

Disclaimer

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publications in the Iowa State University Digital Repository are made available for historical purposes only. The information contained in these publications may be out of date. For current publications and information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, please visit

Planning and Zoning Roles and Responsibilities - Elected Officials

Share

COinS