Mission, Charter and Bylaws

Our Mission

The Planning Commission advises the Mayor, City Council and City departments on broad planning goals, policies and plans for the physical development of the City.

The Commission's work is framed by the Comprehensive Plan and its vision for Seattle into the 21st Century, and by a commitment to engaging citizens in the work of planning for and working to reach these goals.

Article XIV of the City's Charter establishes the Seattle Planning Commission in 1946

City Ordinance 109155 defines the Commission's current structure and functions

The Planning Commission updated their bylaws in 2017, which can be viewed here

The Commission has an Ethics Management Plan that can be viewed here