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Friday, December 19, 2014

Planning Commission (PC) Purpose, Appeals & Protest Petitions

Purpose

The purpose of the Planning Commission is to prepare studies of the area within the jurisdiction and surrounding areas, determine objectives to be sought in the development of the study area; prepare and adopt plans for achieving these objectives; develop and recommend policies, ordinances, administrative procedures, and other means for carrying out plans in a coordinated and efficient manner; advise the Council concerning the use and amendment of means for carrying out plans; exercise any functions in the administration and enforcement of various means for carrying out plans that the Council might direct; and perform any other related duties that Council may direct.

Appeals

Action by the Planning Commission can be appealed to the Wilmington City Council. Appeals should be in the form of a letter submitted o the City Clerk within ten (10) days of the hearing.

Protest Petitions

A protest petition can be filed in opposition to any rezoning request. A valid protest petition would require City Council to approve the rezoning petition by a three-quarter (3/4) vote. Anyone interested in submitting a protest petition should contact the Planning Staff for assistance.

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