All residents are welcome to attend Planning and Zoning Board meetings. The Planning and Zoning Board meets as needed, and they publish an agenda to notify the public of items that are up for discussion. Meetings typically begin at 6:30pm on Wednesdays at the Municipal Court Complex (Lansing Police Department), 2710 170th Street.
Knowing what’s coming
The Open Meetings Act requires that “An agenda for each regular meeting shall be posted at the principal office of the public body and at the location where the meeting is to be held at least 48 hours in advance of the holding of the meeting.” The Planning and Zoning Board publishes a notice in the Southtown Star and The Lansing Journal:
Subscribers to the online version of The Lansing Journal receive an email each morning with links to Lansing headlines, so they stay informed about items discussed at public meetings:
About the Planning and Zoning Board
The Planning and Zoning Board of Commissioners is a recommending body, not a decision-making body. They meet to discuss requests from businesses and residents for variances, special use permits, and other accommodations to Lansing’s Municipal Code of Ordinances. After reviewing requests and meeting with the requester, the Planning and Zoning Board votes to either recommend or not recommend approval of the request. That recommendation goes to the Village Board of Trustees, and they have the authority to approve or deny the request.