The Planning Commission is governed by a nine-member board appointed by the Mayor and subject to confirmation of the City Council. Members serve three year terms. Members must reside, work, or have ownership interest in property in the City of Westland. The Planning Commission reviews and recommends to City Council all applications for amendments to the Zoning Ordinance or zoning map, applications for special land uses, site plan approvals and planned unit developments.
Developers interested in locating in Westland should review the Planning Process. Their recommendations are provided to City Council to aid in their decision-making process. Meetings are broadcast by your local cable provider. Notice of agenda items are published in the Westland Observer and residents are notified by mail if they own property or live within 300 feet of the proposal.
Ken Sharp, Chair Term expires: August 20, 2026
Deanna Adams-Stachow Term expires: March 2, 2026
Sam Durante Term expires: July 7, 2025
Debra Fowlkes Term expires: February 18, 2026
David Rappaport Term expires: August 5, 2026
Ruby Richards Term expires: March 2, 2026
Vacant Term expires: September 17, 2024
Jenifer Thompson Term expires: March 6, 2026
Vacant Term expires:
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The information provided in the charts below and under each individual Board or Commission was self reported and the City does not warrant the accuracy of the information.