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P&Z seeks commissioner following vacancy

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The City of San Marcos is seeking an individual to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission. 

Following former P&Z Commissioner Maxfield Baker’s election to the San Marcos City Council, the commission will have an open spot. Applicants are asked apply by Friday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m. The application can be found online and must be submitted to the City Clerk’s office online, via fax, or in person. Eligible applicants will be reviewed and nominated by city council at their meeting on Nov. 19. 

If appointed on Tuesday, the commissioner will take office immediately and will serve a term set to expire Feb. 28, 2021. The individual will also receive training regarding meeting procedures, open meetings, zoning, long range planning, Conditional Use Permits (CUP) and subdivisions.

“To be eligible for appointment and continued service on the commission, all commission members must have resided in the city for a period of five years before the date of appointment,” City Deputy Clerk Tammy Cook and the Planning and Development Services Administrative Coordinator Cesly Burrell said in an email. “To be eligible for continued service on the commission members must maintain residence in the city.”

The P&Z Commission was formed in 1994 when the city combined its planning commission and zoning commission into one entity. 

According to Article II Section 1 of P&Z’s bylaws, “The Planning and Zoning Commission is responsible for the orderly growth and physical development of the City of San Marcos and its extraterritorial jurisdiction (“ETJ”) through the implementation of the community’s Master Plan and related land use and development ordinances.”

“The Planning and Zoning Commission serves as an important first stop for several issues, giving the public more time to participate,” Maxfield Baker said in an email. “I was honored to be selected as the first renter to sit on the commission, and believe I brought an important community perspective to our deliberations. I look forward to seeing who applies to fill my seat, and hope we can maintain a diverse group of commissioners.”

San Marcos Record

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