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Community Development

Planning Commission Meetings

How often and where are the meetings held?
The Planning Commission holds regular monthly meetings, generally on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  Please view the Planning Commission Schedule for upcoming meeting dates.  Meetings begin at 6 p.m. and vary in length depending on the number of agenda items, the complexity of the applications, and the number of speakers during public hearings.

Meetings are held in the City Hall Council Chambers, 240 Water Street in Henderson.  To verify meeting dates, please check the agenda or call (702) 267-1500.

Request an Interpreter or Communication Services for Public Meetings or Programs
The City of Henderson is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and is dedicated to providing equal access to all city-sponsored programs, services and activities for citizens with disabilities.

Planning Commission meetings are held in the Council Chambers.  If you need an accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting, arrangements for a sign language interpreter or services necessary for effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities should be made as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled meeting. Listening devices are available for persons with hearing impairments.

Please contact the Community Development and Services at (702) 267-1500 or TTY: 7-1-1, at least 72 hours in advance to request a sign language interpreter for Planning Commission meetings.  You may also submit your request using the Contact Henderson icon.

Who can attend the meeting?
In addition to the Planning Commission and City staff, there will be applicants for each project and their representatives, as well as members of the general public.

Where can I get a copy of the agenda?
Copies of agendas will be available to the public one week prior to the meeting.  They are available on our website at www.cityofhenderson.com, at City Hall, and are posted at Paseo Verde Library, 280 South Green Valley Parkway; City Hall, 240 Water Street, 1st Floor Lobbies; Whitney Ranch Recreational Center, 1575 Galleria Drive; and Fire Station No. 86, 96 Via Antincendio.  For information concerning agenda items to be considered by the Planning Commission, contact the Community Development Department through Contact Henderson or call us at (702) 267-1500.

Order of Agenda
The chairman will call the meeting to order at 6 p.m.  Confirmation of posting the agenda (certifying that the items were advertised and noticed to the public), roll call, and the Pledge of Allegiance follow.  The order of business is:

  • Acceptance of Agenda: Items that have been continued and/or withdrawn are noted.
     
  • Consent Agenda: Items that are not expected to be controversial are placed on consent.  Any of the items on the consent agenda may be removed for discussion upon the request of the Planning Commissioners, applicants and/or their representatives, and members of the general public.  These items will be pulled individually, discussed and voted on.  All other consent items will be approved as one item.
     
  • Unfinished Business: Items that have been continued from a previous meeting.
     
  • New Business:  Items that are not considered routine and have not previously been heard by the commission or items that have been heard by the Commission previously but were continued indefinitely.
The meeting concludes with public comments and staff's/chairman's business.  No action will be taken during this time.

Council Chambers Dais Seating Chart for Planning Commission Meetings
Becoming familiar with the Council Chambers and designated staff is very important.  This seating chart will provide assistance to you when speaking in front of the Planning Commission.

Upper Dais
In front of the room you will notice a raised platform known as the “dais”.  The top seven seats are known as the “Upper Dais” and is shown in blue on the following diagram.  This is where the Chairman (6) and Commissioners (3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9) will preside during the meeting.  These are the only individuals who will be voting on the agenda items.

Lower Dais
The Lower Dais, as shown in purple on the following diagram, is occupied by the Asst. City Attorney (1), Asst. Director of Community Development (2), Planning Manager (10), Principal Planner (11), Minutes Clerk (12) , A/V Operator (14) and Planning Commission Coordinator (15).  These designated staff provide support and assist in facilitating the meeting.