The De Soto Planning Commission is a volunteer board consisting of seven community members, appointed by the Mayor. Five members are residents of the city and two members reside outside the city, but within the designated planning area of the city which is within at least three miles of the corporate limits. The planning commission primarily acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council. The commission studies issues, oversees the preparation of plans and ordinances, and reviews and advises on zoning and development proposals.
- 6 p.m.
- Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month
- City Hall
32905 W 84th Street
De Soto, KS 66018
- Roger Templin
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- Tim Fisher
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- Bob Garrett
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- Linda Lane
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- Todd Manson
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- Ian McPherson
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- John Shultz
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Planning Commission Member Responsibilities
- Attend meetings regularly - commitment is paramount.
- Do your homework and contribute to the discussions - review the information provided, be prepared with questions and relevant discussion points. Clarification of agenda items or need for additional information should be discussed with the director prior to the meeting.
- Vote based on what you believe is best for the community, recognizing that you may need to occasionally compromise. A board member must be willing to abide by and support the decisions, policies and programs agreed upon by the board.
- Be aware of the importance and value of planning, zoning, and development issues in your community– gain knowledge, ask questions, and work closely and in cooperation with the director.
- Resist political, personal and special interest pressures – have courage, maintain integrity, set high personal standards for yourself and fellow board members, and avoid potential or perceived conflicts of interest.
- Be familiar with and adhere to Robert’s Rules of Order or whatever source your agency has identified for meeting protocol.
- Serve as your agency’s ambassador – promote and support agency events, programs, services, etc.
- Encourage citizen participation – recruit your fellow residents to participate in agency events, programs and services.