The Administration Division oversees the overall duties of the Planning Commission, including preparing and managing the departmental budget, payroll, personnel and the day-to-day management of the department.
The work includes:
Coordinating efforts with Planning Commissioners
Coordinating work programs
Representing the Planning Commission before the public and community groups
The Current Planning Division regulates rezoning and reviews development proposals for consistency with the Unified Development Code. They are responsible for presenting the applications at public hearings before the Planning Commission and Metropolitan Council.
They also provide professional assistance to the public for the development of land throughout East Baton Rouge Parish.
The Site Plan and Plat Division processes applications regarding the division of land and site plan review of large (30,000+ sf) developments.
Divisions of property may include large subdivisions, small divisions of family land, or exchanges of property between adjoining property owners. Site Plan review may include developments requiring substantial alterations to existing buildings, the planning of a project which may impact the surrounding property owners due to infrastructure improvements, or projects within an overlay district.