Planning Commission

The Clearwater Planning Commission is made up of five (5) community/area residents who are appointed by the City Council.  The primary functions of the Planning Commission are as follows:


  • To prepare and keep current the city's Comprehensive Plan for meeting present requirements and future needs of the City.
  • To establish principles and policies for guiding action affecting development of the City.
  • To prepare and recommend to the City Council ordinances, regulations, and other proposals promoting orderly development in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan.
  • To determine whether specific proposed developments conform to the principles and requirements of the Comprehensive Plan and City Code.
  • To keep the City Council and the general public informed and advised as to all planning and development matters.
  • To conduct public hearings to gather information necessary for the drafting, establishment, and maintenance of the Comprehensive Plan and Subdivision/Zoning ordinances and regulations related to it.
  • To perform other duties which may be lawfully assigned to it, or which may have bearing on the preparation or accomplishment of the Comprehensive Plan.

If you have questions regarding the functions of the Planning Commission, contact City Hall.


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