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    2 planning boards -- 1 jurisdiction

    Is anyone familiar with an example of two planning boards for one jursidiction? Each board will handle a specific geographical area within the jurisdiction, both working with the same code of ordinances.

    Anyone seen such a circumstance? --

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    Cyburbian ludes98's avatar
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    Sort of. Phoenix is comprised of villages that have specific geographic areas. They have thier own village commissions, but their cases are forwarded to the city wide P&Z board or the Zoning Hearing Officer for action.

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    I have a planning commission for the entire county, then individual zoning boards for each jurisdiction. What is your question?

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    it seemed unusual

    No, this is one jurisdiction -- two P&Z boards. One P&Z is for a barrier island, the second for the mainland -- but both in the same county jurisdiction -- no municipalities.

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    Winnebago County/Towns share a zoning code. One has a planning and zoning committee, the other a town planning commission. County has authority, but the Towns have the right to enforce the entire code and has specific autonomy with in two special zoning districts. Does that help?
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    San Antonio is looking at creating what amounts to as a seperate P&Z for their "Southside Initiative". I believe that would qualify as having two Commissions in a single city.

    I don't see anything wrong with having seperate Commissions for different parts of the city/county, particularly in the case of barrier island v. mainland since they have substatially different characteristics and issues.

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    The City of Los Angeles has several Planning Commissions that each take separate actions, but I believe that they all use the same basic Zoning Ordinance.


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