The Planning Commission shall serve as an advisory body to Council on matters related to zoning, subdivisions, and other areas as provided in the Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act, S.C. Code §§ 6-29-310 et seq.
The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month.
A full explanation of the Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act, as well as general planning and legal issues related to the Planning Commission, can be found in the 2018 Comprehensive Planning Guide for Local Governments. The guide is produced by the Municipal Association of South Carolina and is a convenient reference for Planning Commissioners, elected officials, staff, and the public.
The City Council, in the appointment of Planning Commission members, shall consider their professional expertise, knowledge of the community, and concern for the future welfare of the total community and its citizens. Members of the Commission shall represent a broad cross section of the interests and concerns within the jurisdiction.
All members of the Planning Commission shall be registered voters or property owners of the city. The maximum number of non-registered voters shall be two.