The Planning Commission proposes principles and policies for guiding action affecting development in the city, and making certain development is in conformance with the city’s comprehensive plan, the concurrency management ordinance, zoning codes and development standards.
As the local planning agency, the commission makes the final decision to approve or deny site and development plans and special exceptions. Commissioners provide recommendations to City Council for annexations, subdivision development and amendments to the zoning code. Applicants may appeal commission decisions to City Council.
Members must be residents of the city. Planning Commission meetings usually take place in Council Chambers at Venice City Hall on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.