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Planning Commission 


The planning commission has a role different from the planning department, for it oversees and reviews the planning process.

While the planning department is made up of professionally trained staff dealing with technical and administrative aspects, the Planning Commission represents the public's viewpoint on planning proposals and provides guidance for the future development of the Unified Government.  The Commission is established by Sec.27-26 of the Code of Ordinances.

It consists of eleven members who are residents of Wyandotte County that are appointed by the Unified Government Board of Commission. The Board’s responsibilities are to:

  1. Administer the zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations including recommending changes to the ordinances and the zoning district boundaries.
  2. Develop and approve the Comprehensive Plan.
  3. Review the Capital Improvements Program

When the Board of Commissioners reviews an application previously approved by the Planning Commission, it may approve, disapprove, or modify an approval by the Planning Commission. The provisions of any modification by the Board of Commissioners are set forth in the Unified Government’s own Resolution.

The powers and duties are largely derived from the State of Kansas K.S.A.12-744 through 12-757. This Commission shall meet on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers located in City Hall. 

The eleven Planning Commission Members are:

 Member Name

  Carson, Jeff - Vice Chairman

  Connelly, James

  Ernst, Jim

  Gonzalez, Eric

  Huey, Joanne - Chairman

  Jones, Karen

  Pauley, Susannah

  Rank, Allison

  Schwartzman, Jim

  Serda, Daniel Dr.

  Wing, James (Chris)


 Click on the following link below for access to Agendas/Staff Reports and Minutes from the Planning Commission: 


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Planning Hours Rob Richardson Phone Numbers
City Hall 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Program Supervisor P: (913) 573-5750
701 N 7th Street Monday - Friday Email F: (913) 573-5796
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