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Boards & Committees


Board of Adjustment (BOA) 

The Board of Adjustment (BOA) is made up of seven (7) members and is responsible for the following duties: 

1. To hear and decide requests for variances from the county's official controls.
2. To hear and decide appeals of administrative decisions relating to county official controls.   

Planning Commission (PC)

The Planning Commission is made up of nine (9) members and is responsible for the following duties:  

  1. To prepare and recommend to the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners a county comprehensive plan and official controls necessary to aid in the plan's execution. 
  2. To review any comprehensive, land use, or other plans or official controls sent to the county for review by any local unit of government, council of governments, or any regional, state, or federal agency and to make a report to the County Board.
  3. To hold all required public hearings for comprehensive plans, official controls, conditional use permit applications, subdivision platting proposals, amendments to the same, and other matters as may be prescribed by county ordinance.
  4. To review and act upon (i.e., hold a hearing and make the final declaration) all environmental review petitions, worksheets and impact statements that involve conditional uses, subdivision plats or other development proposals.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The CDBG Citizen Advisory Committee is responsible for the following duties:

  1. Reviewing applications for CDBG funding. 
  2. Conducting public process to interview applicants through public meetings. 
  3. Formulating a funding recommendation to the St. Louis County Board of Commissioner. 

Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA)

The purpose of the St. Louis County HRA is to expand and diversify the county's economic base and to develop and improve its housing stock by providing financial assistance to entities that are addressing these objectives in projects that provide a regional impact.