Planning Commission

MEMBERS: 10 members

TERM:  5 years – limit 2 consecutive 5 year terms

AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION: Athens-Clarke County Code of Ordinance § 8-1-1

MEETING INFORMATION

  • First Thursday of each month, Agenda Setting at 6:15 p.m. and Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m., 120 W. Dougherty Street 
  • Special meetings: determined at the time of call

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To initiate amendments to the text of the zoning ordinance of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia and to the official zoning map.
  • To hear and make recommendations to the mayor and commission on proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, including rezoning and planned developments.
  • To initiate the amendments to the future development map and the Athens-Clarke Comprehensive Plan.
  • To hear and make recommendations to the mayor and commission on proposed amendments to the future development map and the Athens-Clarke County Comprehensive Plan.
  • To hear and make recommendations to the mayor and commission on applications for special use permits.
  • To hear and decide appeals and make decisions as authorized in the zoning ordinance of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia.
  • To conduct surveys and studies of existing conditions and probable future developments, and to prepare and recommend to the mayor and commission any plans for physical, social and economic growth as will best promote the public health, safety, order, convenience, aesthetics, prosperity or the general welfare of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia.
  • To perform other planning functions and duties as may be required by the mayor and commission.
MEMBERSTERM EXPIRES
Hank Joiner06-30-2019
Alice Kinman06-30-2019
Sara Beresford06-30-2020
James Scanlon06-30-2020
Maxine Easom06-30-2021
Jeffrey Scarbrough06-30-2021
James Anderson06-30-2022
Kristen Morales06-30-2022
Kelli Ogunsanya06-30-2023
Lucy Rowland06-30-2023


METHOD OF APPOINTMENT
Mayor and Commission

CONTACT
Brad Griffin, Planning Director
706-613-3515

MORE INFORMATION:
ACC Planning Department website: www.accgov.com/planning

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