Planning and Zoning

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Purpose
Created By
Membership Details
Terms
Required for a Quorum
Meetings Held
Is Financial Disclosure Required to Serve?
Board Liaison
Board Coordinator
Board Members

Purpose

The Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) has the power to review and make recommendations for approval, approval with conditions, approval with modifications or disapproval to the Board of County Commissioners on applications for development as well as initiate for review and make recommendations on amendments to the Land Development Code, Comprehensive Plan and Code and Compiled Laws.

Created By

The Planning & Zoning Commission was created by Ordinance 71-5 & Chapter 12 of the Land Development Code.

Membership Details/Requirements

  • All members of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall be registered voters and residents of St. Lucie County for at least two (2) years preceding appointment.

  • The P&Z Commission has a total of ten (10) board members
    • Five members are individually appointed by a Commissioner
    • One is an Ex-Officio member with an indefinite appointment
    • Four members are At-Large members

Appointment Terms

  • The terms of the 5 members who are individually appointed by a Commissioner coincide with the terms of their appointing commissioners.
  • The At-Large members are appointed for 4 year terms unless appointed for a partial term (Replaced an existing At- Large member whose term was not yet up)

Required for a Quorum

Five (5)

Meetings Held

  • 3rd Thursday of Every Month at 6 PM
  • County Commission Chamber of the Roger Poitras Administration Annex located at 2300 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce, Florida

Is Financial Disclosure Required to Serve?

Yes

Board Liaison

Sarah Smith, Planning Technician

smiths@stlucieco.org

772-462-2380

Board Clerk

Beverly Austin, Executive Assistant to the Planning & Development Director

austinb@stlucieco.org

772-462-1585

Board Members

Member                                         
Appointed By                                   
Term Expires                          
 Sean Mitchell
 Commissioner Dzadovsky  11/2020
 Edward "Ed" Lounds  Commissioner Mowery  11/2018
 Craig Mundt
 Commissioner Bartz
 11/2020
 William O'Dell
 Commissioner Hutchinson  11/2020
 William R. Smith  Commissioner Townsend
 11/2020
 James A. Taylor, III  BOCC At-Large  11/2019
 Robert J. Lowe Sr.  BOCC At-Large  11/2019
 Bobby Hopkins, Vice Chair
 BOCC At-Large
 11/2018
 James David Clasby Jr.
 BOCC At-Large
 11/2018
 Marty Sanders
 Ex-Officio (School Board)
 Indefinite