Planning & Zoning Commission

Commission Purpose

A Planning and Zoning Commission is a local elected or appointed government board charged with recommending to the local town or city council the boundaries of the various original zoning district and appropriate regulations to be enforced therein and any proposed amendments thereto and shall collect data and keep itself informed as to the best practices generally in effect in the matter city planning and zoning to the end that it may be qualified to act on measures affecting the present and future movement of traffic, the segregation of residential and business districts and the convenience and safety of persons and property in any way dependent on city planning and zoning.

Home Rule Charter: Planning
Section 10.01 Planning Commission
The City Council shall appoint a City Planning Commission consisting of five (5) who shall be residents of the City who are not members of the City Council or employees of the City and who shall serve without compensation. Members shall be appointed at the first regular meeting of June of each year for two (2) year term with three (3) to be appointed each even numbered year and two (2) to be appointed each odd number year. State Law Reference: Authority of Municipality to establish planning and zoning commission, V.T.C.A. Local Government Code, sec. 211.007

Commission Members

Joe Monk, Chair
Thomas Chando, Vice Chair
Justin Whited 
Delores McDaniels
Ron Laws
Cynthia Raleigh, City Manager


2023 Comprehensive City Plan

City of Palacios Comprehensive Plan – 2023

Commission Duties

Planning Commission Duties & Responsibilities


Meetings occur the second Wednesday of the month.

May 10, 2023 | Agenda | Minutes

April 12, 2023 | Agenda | Minutes

March 08, 2023 | Cancelled

February 08, 2023 | Cancelled

January 11, 2023 | Agenda | Minutes

December 14, 2022 | Agenda – No quorum

November 9, 2022  | Agenda | Minutes

August 3, 2022  | Agenda | Minutes

June 15, 2022  | Agenda | Minutes

May 24, 2022  | Agenda | Minutes

May 19, 2022 | Agenda | Minutes

April 5, 2022  | Agenda | Minutes

February 7, 2022*  | Agenda
*Previously scheduled for January 31

January 10, 2022  | Agenda

January 24, 2022  | Agenda and minutes