A map of a subdivision that represents a tract of land, showing the boundaries and location of individual properties, streets, easements and other pertinent information. After a plat is approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission it is filed with the appropriate county clerk and becomes a legal lot of record for which a building permit can be issued.
Zoning is a local government's ability to regulate the use and development of land. It is designed to protect property values by preventing the location of incompatible uses in close proximity to each other. Planning involves the development of programs, plans, and policies for the creation of a better community. Zoning and Planning are closely related.
Council Members are elected at large, which means they represent the whole City of Mansfield, not just a particular area. Addresses and telephone numbers for the Council are listed on the Mayor & Council page.
See City Council 101. You may address the City Council on non-public hearing agenda items and items not on the agenda under the “Citizen Comments” section of the agenda. Once the business portion of the meeting begins, only comments related to public hearings will be heard. All comments are limited to 5 minutes. Please refrain from “Personal Criticisms”.