Calgary Planning Commission

1. To advise and assist Council and co-ordinate the activities of various Departments & agencies of The City with regard to the planning of orderly and economical development and maintaining and improving the quality of the physical environment for human settlement within the City, including but not limited to the following:
   (i)  review and approval of Outline Plans;
   (ii) review and approval of Tentative Plans not within the scope of section 5(a) (Bylaw 28P95);
   (iii) advising Council on land use matters;
   (iv) review and make recommendations on municipal projects referred to it; and
   (v)  review and approval of development permit applications as a Development Authority pursuant to The Development Authority Bylaw;
   (vi) any other planning matter referred to it.
2. To perform those administrative functions as delegated to it by Council pursuant to the Municipal Government Act; and
3. To perform on behalf of Council such functions as Council may require.
1 Mayor
2 Members of Council - may not be a member of SDAB
6 Citizens
2 Employees of the City, each of whom must be a General Manager or a Director

Four of the six citizen positions may be selected from citizens with expertise in:
- Architecture
- Engineering
- Home Building
- Landscape Architecture
- Real Estate Development
- Real Estate and/or Planning Law
- Urban Design
- Urban Planning
or other areas of expertise Council deems appropriate.

Traditionally, Non-Binding nominations have been solicited from the following organizations, with no obligation to appoint any of the citizen positions from within these groups:
- Alberta Association of Architects
- Alberta Association of Landscape Architects
- Alberta Professional Planners Institute
- Association Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Alberta
- BILD Calgary Region
- Canadian Bar Association
- Federation of Calgary Communities
2 years, staggered - Citizens (No citizen shall be appointed to serve more than three (3) consecutive two (2) year terms)
1 year - Councillor
Term of Office - Mayor
For so long as such person holds the position of General Manager or Director
Term Expiry Month:
Two meetings per month
Day:   Thursday (1st and 3rd, when possible)
Time:  1:00 p.m.
Location:  Council Chamber
6 (including one of the General Managers)
Resource Staff:
Marchut, Natalie (403-268-5841)
Administrative Contact:
Kimberly Holberton (Admin Asst CPC Development)
City of Calgary
The City of Calgary (#8062)
P.O. Box 2100, Stn. M
Calgary AB T2P 2M5
Bus: 403-268-1482
Reports To:
Calgary Planning Commission

ChairVice ChairMemberRoleCurrent AppointmentExpiry Year
   Maria LandryRepresentative, Alberta Association of Architects20202021
   Andrew PalmiereRepresentative, Alberta Professional Planners Institute20162022
   James ScottRepresentative, BILD Calgary Region20172021
  Mayor Naheed NenshiMayor2010N/A
   Farhad MortezaeeCitizen20202021
   Chris PollenCitizen20202022
   Jill SonegoCitizen20202022
  Councillor Jyoti GondekMember of Council20202021
  Councillor Evan WoolleyMember of Council20172021
  Matthias TitaEmployee of the City20162021
Ryan VanderputtenEmployee of the City20182021

Authority  Description Decision
1. 1929 September 30, Bylaw 2585 To establish a Town Planning Commission pursuant to the Town Planning Act, 1929
2. 1951 August 20, Bylaw 4237 To appoint a Technical Planning Board
3. 1973 October 17, Commissioners' Report RE: The Calgary Planning Commission Bylaw 8864 To reconstitute and establish a Municipal Planning Commission.
5. 1978 March 14, Bylaw 60/78 To establish a Municipal Planning Commission pursuant to s. 28 of The Planning Act, 1977.
6. 1985 May 6, CS85-30 with Bylaw 6P85 To amend the Calgary Planning Commission Bylaw (60/78). To appoint the Director of Social Services as the Chief Commissioner's alternate.
7. 1995 November 13, Bylaw 28P95 To establish a Municipal Planning Commission. Bylaw 60/8 is repealed.
8. 1999 October 4, C99-68 Implementation of Level 1 Corporate Restructuring (Ref. No. 31-99-42).
9. 2001 October 23, C2001-73 Administrative Representation on CPC be changed to one Executive Officer and 4 GMs.
10. 2002 April 08, CE2002-12 Motion Arising: To refer the report on the Membership and Mandate of the Calgary Planning Commission (CPC) to the 2002 April 29 Regular meeting of Council.
11. 2002 May 27, NM2002-29 Requesting an indepth review of the Planning Commission.
12. 2002 September 09, C2002-63 and Bylaw 18P2002 Changes to the Membership and appointments for Calgary Planning Commission and Bylaw # 18P2002 be tabled to be brought back to Council after the in-depth review of the Calgary Planning Commission has been completed.
13. 2002 September 23, CE2002-36 Workplan and budget for the indepth review of the Planning Commission was approved.
14. 2003 October 20, Bylaw 41M2003 To amend various bylaws relating to committees, as a result of recommendations in AGS2003-43.
15. 2004 April 26, LPT2004-24 Review of Calgary Planning Commission. Recommendations from an amended stakeholder review of the mandate and membership of the Calgary Planning Commission (CPC). Adopted.
16. 2004 September 13, C2004-37 and Bylaw 23P2004 Amendment to The Calgary Planning Commission Bylaw 28P95 as a result of a Stakeholder Review.
17. 2004 September 13, C2004-37 Resolution of Council on citizen appointments: 2 citizens-at-large; 4 citizens selected from areas of expertise listed in attachment 2 of C2004-37. These 4 appointments are selected from non-binding nominations from organizations listed in C2014-37.
18. 2013 October 21, Bylaw 40M2011 coming into force To discontinue the use of the title "Alderman" in favour of the title "Councillor".
19. 2015 July 27, PUD2015-0453 Council refer report PUD2015-0453 to the Administration for further consultation with interested stakeholders and with members of the NextCity Advisory Committee, to return to Council through the SPC on Planning and Urban Development no later than Q2 2016.
20. 2016 October 24, Bylaw Tabulation and Bylaw 47P2016 to amend Bylaw 28P95, section 4(d).
21. 2018 January 29, C2018-0097 and Bylaw 19P2018 To amend Bylaw 28P95, to provide more flexibility to the City Manager in appointing Administration members and the chairperson.