The Independence Planning Commission is a citizen board, appointed by the city council to help plan for growth and development within the city. Members of the planning commission advise the city council and city staff on a variety of subjects, making policy recommendations on important matters affecting the livability of Independence. The Commission also acts as a decision-maker for certain land use applications such as the review of subdivisions and larger land use applications.
Planning Commission meetings are always open to the public, and members of the community are welcome to share their thoughts about the issues being considered. The Independence Planning Commission meets on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the chambers at the Independence Civic Center. If the Monday is a legal holiday, the meeting is moved to the second Monday. If no business is scheduled or a quorum of Commissioners is not able to attend, the meeting may be canceled.
The Planning Commission is composed of seven members, no more than two of whom may be non-city residents. Planning Commission members are appointed to three-year terms.