The Planning and Zoning Board shall meet on an as needed basis at a designated time in City Hall and is subject Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, et seq. (Public Meeting Law).
A major responsibility of the Planning Board is the management and update of the City Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Regulations that provide for the growth management needs of Crestview through the year 2020 and beyond. The Planning Board also functions in the dual role as the Zoning Board for the City and shall have the duties and responsibilities as set forth in the Land Use Regulations and the City Code. Most prominent among the Zoning Board's duties are the review and consideration of requests for zoning changes and the subdivision of property within the City. The Planning Board is also referred to as the Local Planning Agency (LPA) and Land Development Regulation Commission pursuant to the Florida Statutes.
This board does not operate under a separate budget; however, the City does provide administrative support.
The Planning Board was established by Ordinance in 1964 and the Zoning Board was established by Ordinance #503 on 03-27-78. The Local Planning Agency (LPA) was established pursuant to Section 163.3174, Florida Statutes while the Land Development Regulations Commission was established pursuant to Ordinance Number 700, Feb 11, 1991. Ordinance #839, Feb 12, 96 revised the meeting date to occur on an as needed basis while Ordinance #904, Oct 14, 96 expanded the board membership to seven (7) members.
Note: Term limits are automatically renewed for a like term unless an appointing official or the City Council as a whole states otherwise at the time of re-election, death, dismissal, or resignation by the appointee. Voting by the membership is promulgated by ordinance.