- City Commissions
City Commissions are made up of residents who have applied and been appointed by the city council. These groups provide additional perspectives on city issues and advise the city council on issues relevant to their commissions. All meetings are open to the public. Agendas are posted in the Agenda Center of the City website.
Applications for open seats on city commissions are accepted annually, reviewed and interviewed by the city council and appointed at beginning of the new year.
Commission Meetings can be watched live or as recordings through Townsquare Television.
Airport Relations Commission
The ARC advises and makes recommendations to the City Council on matters relating to airport noise and operations at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The commission monitors proposed rules, procedures and programs which impact air noise within the city and makes recommendations regarding strategies to mitigate the city's air noise exposure.
Natural Resources Commission
The Natural Resources Commission will serve in an advisory role to the City Council on matters pertaining to natural resources, sustainability, environmental and climate stewardship, and opportunities for the advancement of those areas including developing and recommending policies and initiatives that enhance and preserve natural resources within the City.
Parks & Recreation Commission
The Parks and Recreation Commission advises the City Council on matters pertaining to parks and recreation programs. It makes recommendations relating to the acquisition, development and improvement of the city's parks and recreational facilities and advises the Council on the establishment of written rules and regulations for the use and management of city parks.
The Planning Commission performs studies and investigations on general planning matters including zoning, platting and transportation. The commission reviews all planning applications and recommends approval or denial based on conformance with zoning regulations and the city's comprehensive plan.
Watch a Commission Meeting