The Planning and Zoning Commission is comprised of five members who are residents of and/or owners of real property within the city. Members of the commission are appointed by a majority vote of the City Council. All meetings of the commission are open to the public in accordance with the state Open Meetings Act.
The commission acts as an advisory body to the City Council on matters concerning amendments to the city's comprehensive plan text and/or map. The commission also reviews all plat applications for the division/ consolidation of lots or tracts of land.
The responsibilities of the Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as the Zoning and Construction Board of Adjustments, are specified in state statutes and in chapters 14, 54, 82, and appendix A of the Clear Lake Shores Municipal Code.