Metropolitan Charter Section 11.502
Term - 4 years
The Metropolitan Planning Commission is required to adopt a general plan for the physical development of Nashville and Davidson County. The Commission is charged with approving, approving with conditions, or disapproving subdivision requests. The Commission receives a recommendation from its staff, holds a public hearing and then makes a decision. The Planning Commission operates in an advisory role to the Metropolitan Council on zoning change requests. Other duties include recommending changes, as needed, to the text of the zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations, preparing the Capital Improvements Budget, and employing an Executive Director to direct the Metro Planning Department staff and carry out the work program of the Planning Commission.