Top Stories March 6, 2018

Council Forces Larger Planning Board

by Jackson Hole. Media

Even though the existing Town Planning Commission didn’t want to do it, The Town Council is making them increase the size of their board to seven members.


The council voted 4-1 to ignore the recommendation from the planning board who were concerned that the increase in size would make it more difficult to run an efficient meeting due to the need to accommodate additional questions and viewpoints and would likely make it harder to make decisions and it would take more staff and Council time to keep a 7-member commission at full membership. This would be especially true if it becomes difficult to find community members willing to serve on the commission.


This difficulty in finding willing and qualified members was a major reason the membership was reduced in 2014 to its current 5-member configuration.

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