Mission, Charter and Bylaws

The Mission

The Planning Commission advises the Mayor, City Council and City departments on broad planning goals, policies and plans for the physical development of the City.

The Commission's work is framed by the Comprehensive Plan and its vision for Seattle into the 21st Century, and by a commitment to engaging citizens in the work of planning for and working to reach these goals.

City Charter

ARTICLE XIV. City Planning Commission
Section 1.

There shall be a City Planning Commission composed of such number of members, with such qualifications and serving such terms of office as shall be provided by ordinance. Appointment shall be by the Mayor, subject to the confirmation by a majority of the City Council. (As amended at November 4, 1969 election.)

ARTICLE XIV. City Planning Commission
Sec. 2.

The Mayor may remove any member of the City Planning Commission subject to like confirmation. Members shall receive no compensation for service on said Commission as such. Such membership shall not constitute a violation of Article XIX, Sec. 10 of this Charter.1 (As amended at March 13, 1962 election.)

Notes:
1. Editor's Note: Art. XIX § 10 has been repealed.

ARTICLE XIV. City Planning Commission
Sec. 3.

It shall be the duty of such Commission to make recommendation to the Legislative and other City departments on the City's broad planning goals and policies and on such plans for the development of the City as its present and future needs may require. The Commission shall also advise and make recommendations to the Legislative and other City departments in connection with matters relating to the City's physical development and redevelopment as may be directed by ordinance. (As amended at March 13, 1962 election.)

ARTICLE XIV. City Planning Commission
Sec. 4.

Any provision of this Charter inconsistent with this article, particularly Article XI, Sec. 3 and Article XXIII, Sec. 1 are hereby superseded to the extent inconsistent. (As amended at March 13, 1962 election.)

Ordinance 109155: Reorganizing the Seattle Planning Commission