Boards, Commissions, and Committees
Planning & Zoning
Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
To be placed on the agenda for the Planning and Zoning Commission please fill out this form and submit it to the City Secretary at City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the regular meeting.
Sonny Estrada - Chair
Dennis Bald - Vice Chair
Melinda Orta - Committee Member
Bay Aguilar - Committee Member
To identify community needs and to advise the city council of their short-range and long-range implications for the total development of the City of Poteet;
(2) To recommend achievable community goals as a basis for long-range planning and development programs;
(3) To recommend plans, programs, and policies that will aid the entire community in achieving its defined goals; and
(4) To interpret the adopted plans and programs to concerned citizens so that private activities and desires may be accompanied in harmony with public needs and policies.
(5) To promote the public health, safety, morals, or general welfare and protecting and preserving places and areas of historical, cultural, or architectural importance and significance.
Undertake other duties as authorized by the City Council, the city code, and the laws of the State of Texas.
Membership and Appointment
The planning and zoning commission shall be composed of five regular members and at least two but no more than four alternate members who are qualified voters of the city. Appointment of both regular and alternate members will be for two-year periods. The city council will appoint to the commission only those persons who have demonstrated their civic interest, general knowledge of the community, independent judgement, interest in planning and zoning, and availability to prepare for and attend meetings.
Terms of office
The term of two of the regular members and two alternates of the commission created by this ordinance will expire on October first of each odd-numbered year and the terms of three of the regular members and two alternate members shall expire on October first of each even-numbered year. Alternate members are required to attend commission meetings, and in the absence of a regular member, the President will appoint an alternate to be a voting member for that session of the commission. Commission members may be appointed to succeed themselves and alternate members may be appointed to fill vacancies for unexpired terms, but, no member shall be appointed for a term in excess of two years. Newly appointed members and alternates will be installed at the first regular commission meeting after their appointment. The city council may remove members and alternates of the planning and zoning commission from office for malfeasance, conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude, or three consecutive unexcused absences from regular meetings of the commission.