LAND USE TYPES
Type I Procedure (Administrative) - Type I decisions are made by the City Planning Director without public notice and without a public hearing. Type I decisions require the application of clear and objective standards and do not require the exercise of policy or legal judgment in evaluating the application.
Type II Procedure (Administrative) - Type II decisions are made by the City Planning Director with public notice, and an opportunity for a public hearing if appealed. the appeal of a Type II decision is heard by the Planning Commission.
Type III Procedure (Quasi-Judicial) - Type III decisions are made by the Planning Commission after a public hearing, with appeals reviewed by the City Council. Type III decisions generally use discretionary approval criteria.
Type IV Procedure (Legislative) - Type IV procedures apply to legislative decisions. Legislative matters involve the creation, revision, or large-scale implementation of public policy (e.g., adoption of land use regulations, zone changes, and comprehensive plan amendments that apply to entire districts, not just one property). Type IV matters are considered initially by the Planning Commission with final decisions made by the City Council.