220 E. 1st St.
El Dorado, KS 67042
Members are appointed for a period of 3 years and can serve 2 consecutive terms.
About the Commission
By Kansas statutes, in order to implement land use regulations, the
Planning Commission must adopt a city plan for the physical development
of the municipality. Before adopting or amending the plan, the Planning
Commission must hold a public hearing. After adoption, a copy is
certified to the City Commission, and city clerk, and a copy recorded in
the office of the county register of deeds. The City Commission must
approve the plan.
The Planning Commission is primarily an advisory body. Under the
zoning regulations, a primary duty of the El Dorado Planning Commission
is to hold a public hearing where public opinion can be expressed
regarding the proposed rezoning. In this sense, the Planning Commission
is a sounding board for community attitudes toward development. It is
important for the Planning Commission to establish the facts surrounding
each development issue as clearly as possible so that decisions are not
based on misinformation or conjecture. The Planning Commission is
required to adopt a recommendation to the governing body regarding
rezoning of land, special use permits, and changes to the zoning and
Under the subdivision regulations, the Planning Commission has
responsibility for approving or disapproving both preliminary and final
plats. Guidelines to carry out this responsibility are provided by the
design standards set out in the regulations.