[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg 7-8-2014 by Ord. No. 5-2014. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Planning agencies — see Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code § 201 et seq.
Planning agency defined — see Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code § 107.
Powers and duties — see Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code § 209.1.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Part One, 7-100, adopted by Ord. No. 3-1970.
The existing Planning Commission of the City of Harrisburg is hereby continued and shall function pursuant to the provisions of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, as amended.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
The Planning Commission shall include seven members, to be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of Council, in accordance with § 2-301.3 of Administrative Code. The term of each of the members of the Planning Commission shall be four years, or until a successor is appointed and qualified. No more than two Commissioners shall be reappointed or replaced during any calendar year. The Chair of the Planning Commission shall notify the Mayor and the Planning Bureau concerning vacancies on the Planning Commission, and any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term. If a vacancy shall occur other than by expiration of term, it shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term.
All members of the Planning Commission shall be residents of the City of Harrisburg. At least five members of the Commission shall be citizen members and shall not be officers or employees of the City of Harrisburg.
The Planning Commission shall exercise all the following powers and duties:
To prepare a Comprehensive Plan and present it to the City Council of the City of Harrisburg for its consideration;
To make recommendations to the City Council regarding the adoption or amendment of the Zoning Code, including the official Zoning Map;
To prepare, recommend, and administer subdivision and land development regulations;
To review and provide recommendations on special exceptions and variances to the Zoning Hearing Board;
To carry out other duties as conferred on "planning agencies" by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, as amended;
To carry out duties authorized by the City of Harrisburg Planning and Zoning Code, the Subdivision and Land Development Code, and other City codes, executive orders, and resolutions;
To establish rules and bylaws to govern procedures and other matters under the jurisdiction of the Planning Commission; and
To submit an annual report to the Harrisburg City Council by March 1, as required by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Code.