Planning and Zoning Commission

There is created and established for the city, being a home rule municipality, a planning and zoning
commission which shall be composed of seven members, five of whom shall represent one of the five
election wards of the city. Two members shall be selected from the city at large. The members shall be
resident citizens, taxpayers and qualified voters of the city. The members shall be recommended by a
council member representing each ward and shall be appointed by the mayor subject to confirmation by
the city council. The members shall serve terms of two years. All vacancies shall be filled for the
unexpired term in the same manner as provided for original appointments. All expired terms shall be filled as provided for original appointments and in the same manner. Members of the commission may be
removed by the mayor, with the consent of the city council, after being absent from three consecutive
meetings without being excused by the mayor. The reason for an absence shall be reported to the mayor
or city secretary before the meeting occurs and shall be recorded in the minutes of the scheduled meeting
together with the mayor’s decision on the absence. The members of the commission shall serve without

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