We advise the Mayor, City Council and City departments on broad planning goals, policies and plans for the physical development of the City. 

We are a 16 member volunteer body that is appointed by the Mayor and City Council.  Each Commissioner serves a three year term and can only serve two consecutive terms. 

More information on how we were created can be found here. 

The Commission receives requests for their expert opinions from the Mayor, City Council or City Departments.  The Commission also engages in independent analysis and promotes issues that are vital to livability. 

Check out some recent news coverage of Commissioner Brower on KUOW discussing Transit Communities.