The Hearing Office presides over public hearings on behalf of the City of Yuma. The Hearing Officer is appointed by the City Administrator subject to the approval of the City Council and does not hold a city elective office concurrently with this position. The Hearing Officer hears and decides on applications for variances requests, temporary uses, expansion of non-conforming uses or structures, revocation or modification of variances, conditional use permits for soil remediation and for uses requiring a federal or state permit that are not otherwise listed in the Zoning Code. The Hearing Officer also can hear and decide certain types of appeals on land use decisions. These hearings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month of each month at 9:30 am at City Hall, One City Plaza. Please contact Planning and Zoning for a list of the application deadlines.
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Interested in Joining a Board or Commission?
The City of Yuma has several boards and commissions made up of City residents who have volunteered their service to the community. We invite you to consider serving as well. This is your chance to help shape the City of Yuma's future!
Who Can Serve on a City of Yuma Board or Commission?
Any person who lives within Yuma's City limits may serve on a board or commission. Several boards of a more technical nature require one or more members to have specific technical expertise. In order to be considered for a board or commission, an Boards and Commissions application must be filed in the City Clerk's Office.
How is a Person Selected?
When an opening occurs due to resignation or term expiration, City Council appoints an individual from the list of applications on file in the Office of the Mayor and Council. The individual is selected based on education, work experience and civic involvement as listed on the application. Formal appointment occurs at a regularly scheduled City Council meeting.