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Board Details

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission hears and decides applications for land use reviews, including site plan review, conditional use permits, changes or expansions of a nonconforming use, variances, and land subdivisions. In addition, the Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on planning decisions, including proposed rezonings, street and alley vacations, public land sales, zoning code text amendments, and amendments to the comprehensive plan. 
Established Date:
Nov 2, 1976
Membership Details
No. of Seats:
10
Positions Occupied:
10
Vacant Positions:
0
Membership Description:

The Commission is comprised of the Mayor or the Mayor's representative, one City Council Member, four Mayoral appointees, one City Council appointee, one representative each from the Minneapolis School Board, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.

Appointed members must be legal voters of the City and must not be members of the City Council, the Park Board, the School Board, or the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners. 

Term Limit:
NA
Residency Requirement:
Must be a Minneapolis resident.
Attendance Taken:
Six unexcused absences from regular meetings during a calendar year may result in a termination of membership.
Compensation:
The members or the representative of a member of the city planning commission, except those who are paid by the city or any other public body or agency for attending or serving on the commission, shall be paid at the rate of fifty dollars for each official meeting attended with a limitation of one meeting per day and four meetings per month.
Selection Procedure:

All applications will be forwarded to the Mayor for mayoral appointees with subsequent consideration by the City Council. The other bodies will select their designee and forward a letter of appointment to the City Clerk. 


Appointing Cycle:
Fall
Members
Seat # Name Term Start Term End Appointing Authority Membership Requirements
1 Alyssa Olson Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Mayor Mayor or Mayor's representative
2 Aneesha Marwah Apply Now Feb 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Mayor City resident - May not be a member of any board otherwise represented on the commission appointed by Section 8.4(b) of the City Charter.
3 Jeremy Schroeder Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Council Council Member representative
4 Raya Esmaeili Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Council City resident
5 Bill Baxley Apply Now Feb 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Mayor City resident - May not be a member of any board otherwise represented on the commission appointed by Section 8.4(b) of the City Charter.
6 Chloe McGuire Apply Now Feb 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Mayor City resident - May not be a member of any board otherwise represented on the commission appointed by Section 8.4(b) of the City Charter.
7 Keith Ford Apply Now Feb 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Mayor City resident - May not be a member of any board otherwise represented on the commission appointed by Section 8.4(b) of the City Charter.
8 Chris Meyer Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Other Park Board Member
9 Amy Sweasy Apply Now Jan 1, 2019 Dec 31, 2020 Other Hennepin County Board Member or representative
10 Kimberly Caprini Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Other School Board Member
Meeting Schedule:
Two Mondays of each month, 4:30 PM, unless otherwise needed.
Location:
Online Meeting
Address:
Minneapolis, MN
Legislative Details
Enabling Legislation:
This link open a new window Minneapolis Charter, Article VII § 7.2. - Departments.
Enabling Legislation Revised Date:
Nov 11, 1994
Contact Information
Department:
City Clerk's Office
Phone:
{{'6126732216' | telePhone}}
Subcommittees
Subcommittee Name Description Meetings Calendar
Planning Commission Committee of the Whole The Planning Commission Committee of the Whole gives City of Minneapolis staff and applicants the chance to discuss proposals such as public land sales, project reviews, and zoning code amendments in an official but informal forum. View Agendas & Minutes View Meeting Calendar