Community Development

Boards and Commissions

Zoning Commission
The Zoning Commission consists for seven (7) regular members and three (3) alternates.  The Commission is an appointed to recommend boundaries of original zoning districts and appropriate regulations to be enforced in those districts.  The Commission also has the authority to hold public hearings and prepare final reports for the City Council on recommendations for changes in zoning district boundaries or regulations in zoning districts, including specific use permits and non-specified uses. The Commission prepares and maintains the city's master plan, zoning code, master sign plan, and other tasks as outlined or requested by the City Council.

Current Members

  • Olen Yarnell – Chair
  • Phyllis McMillan – Vice-Chair
  • Hal Burnside – 2nd Vice-Chair
  • Larry Proffitt – Member
  • Pedro Esquivel – Member
  • Greg Price – Member
  • Henry Diecker – Member
  • Richard Blackmore – Alternate
  • Jacque Conrad – Alternate
  • Vacant – Alternate

Board of Adjustment
The Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial Board whose duty is to hear and determine zoning appeals and other specific duties as laid out in Chapter 14, “Zoning Ordinance.” The Board consists of five (5) regular members and three (3) alternates.

Current Members

  • Liz Maloy – Chair
  • Lupita Carpio – Vice Chair
  • Vivian Pankey – Second Vice Chair
  • Barbara Dean – Member
  • Pat Martinez – Member
  • Vacant – Alternate
  • Vacant – Alternate
  • Vacant – Alternate

Tree Advisory Board
The Tree Advisory Board is a seven (7) member Board, with three (3) alternate members tasked with protecting and preserving the City’s existing and future trees.  The TAB facilitates the Leon Valley Tree Challenge of planting 10,000 trees by the year 2020 and strives to educate the community on the importance and value of trees. 

Current Members

  • Denise Berger – Chair
  • Tom Benavides – Vice-Chair
  • Mark Kroeze – Forester
  • Mary Key – Member
  • Diana Sarfin – Member
  • Rich Sarfin – Member
  • Melinda Dawson – Member
  • Irene Baldridge - Alternate
  • Amber Mouser - Alternate
  • Vacant - Alternate