Planning Commission public hearings vary in length, depending on the number and complexity of agenda items, as well as the number of citizen speakers. The Planning Commission agenda, whether for a public hearing or work session, is subject to change. Contact the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-777-0246 on the day of the meeting to confirm that an item is on the most current agenda.
The Planning Commission establishes its own rules for the conduct of public hearings to ensure a smooth and orderly process, outlined in its Bylaws and Procedures. The Chairman determines the format of public hearings in the context of his/her opening remarks.
The normal procedure followed for a hearing before the Commission shall be: