Planning & Zoning Commission


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Preliminary Submissions

A copy of draft submissions (yet to be processed by Staff for submission to the Commission) are available for viewing online.


This commission has the authority to recommend regulations as to size, value and type of construction of buildings proposed to be erected in the city. This commission recommends approval or denial to the Board of Aldermen.  The recommendation of the zoning commission shall not be binding on the Board of Aldermen, which may approve or disapprove the zoning commission’s findings.  Planning and Zoning has the responsibility to look at petitions for development and other matters involving zoning outside of the political realm and may make a recommendation to the Board of Alderman based on the merits of the issue.


This commission consists of two members from each ward and two members “at large”.  The term of office is three years or until their successors are appointed and qualified.  All members are appointed by the Mayor with Aldermanic approval.  The zoning commission may elect from among its members, its chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasurer.  All of the members shall serve without compensation.   Vacancies are filled for the unexpired term only. 

Current Members

Rich Gau (Ward 1) - Chairman: Term Expires 01/08/2027

Michael Hopfinger (Ward2): Term Expires 02/01/2027

Roger Kaiser (Ward 2): Term Expires 02/01/2027

Frank Pellegrini (Ward 3): Term Expires 01/08/2027

Todd Powers (Ward 1): Term Expires 02/01/2027

Mike Svoboda (Ward 4): Term Expires 06/12/2026

Brian Van Cardo (Ward 4): Term Expires 03/10/2024

Steve Young (Ward 3): Term Expires 01/08/2027

Jennifer Geen (At Large): Term Expires 06/12/2026