What is a General Plan Amendment?
The General Plan Amendment process allows property owners to apply for Major Amendments to the Town's existing General Plan each year. Applications are accepted once a year in June. The State of Arizona has established regulations under Arizona Revised Statues Section 9-461 to govern the process of how and when a Town will amend and update their General Plans. For details on how to submit a General Plan Amendment, please refer to the General Plan or contact Brett Burningham at 480-358-3097.
All proposed Major General Plan Amendments undergo a 60-day public comment period. After a series of public meetings, the proposed amendments are presented at Public Hearings before the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Town Council. By law, the Town Council votes to approve or deny the Major General Plan Amendment applications. A super-majority vote of the Council (5 votes) is required to approve a Major Amendment to the General Plan.
Major General Plan Amendments
The 60-day public comment period for the Major General Plan Amendment applications typically begin in July.