Planning & Zoning Commission

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 

The Graham County Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday March 17, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. and the Graham County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Monday March 22, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.; both in the first floor Assembly Room of the General Services building (921 W. Thatcher Blvd, Safford, AZ) during which they will hear a request from the Planning and Zoning Department to modify county ordinances in order to create a separate Article 9 titled “Marijuana Business Regulations” and to modify Article 7 “Sexually Oriented and Medical Marijuana Business Regulations”. These changes include but are not limited to separating the subjects in Article 7 into more specific Ordinances. 

This office can be reached at P&Z@graham.az.gov or at 928-428-0410. 

This meeting will be broadcast on the Graham County YouTube channel.

Regular Meetings

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSIONERS

DISTRICT 1

  • Kay Matlock, Safford
  • Michael Ruiz, Safford
  • JP Lietar, Safford 

DISTRICT 2

  • Steve Taylor, Thatcher
  • Charles Curtis, Pima
  • Judy Motes-Driver, Central 

DISTRICT 3

  • Gene Robert Larson, Safford
  • Mark Claridge, Solomon

Notice of Regular Meetings of the Graham County Planning & Zoning Commission

Pursuant to A.R.S §38-431.02(F), notice is hereby given to the members of the Graham County Planning and Zoning Commission and to the general public that the Planning and Zoning Commission will hold regular meetings on the third Wednesday of the month, as needed. The meetings will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held in the Graham County General Services Building.

A hard copy of the agenda for the meeting will be available at the Planning and Zoning Office at least twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting.

The Board of Supervisors hears Planning and Zoning issues every third Monday of each month as needed.

Pursuant to A.R.S §38-431.02, the Graham County Planning and Zoning Commission hereby states that all Notices of the meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission and any of its committees and subcommittees will be posted in the lobbies of the Graham County General Services Building. The General Services building is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. except legal holidays. The Graham County Court House is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except legal holidays. Such notices will indicate the date, time and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

Note: In accordance with A.R.S §38-431.03(A) (1, 2, 3), an Executive Session for legal advice may be held concerning any of the agenda items.

Detailed information on agenda items can be obtained at the Planning and Zoning Office.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation for special assistance by contacting Planning and Zoning at telephone number 928-428-0410. Request should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodations.

A.R.S §11-802 states, “The Board of Supervisors…shall plan and provide for the future growth and improvement of its area of jurisdiction…and…form a planning and zoning commission to consult with and advise it regarding matters of planning, zoning, and subdivision platting…” A.R.S §11-806 indicates, “The Commission shall act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and may, from time to time, and shall, when requested by the Board, make a report or recommendation in connection with any matter relating to the development of the County…” “The Commission shall prepare and recommend to the Board a comprehensive plan of the area of jurisdiction…to conserve the natural resources of the County, to insure efficient expenditure of public funds, and to promote the public health, safety, convenience, and general welfare of the public.” A.R.S §11-821 - “The Commission shall formulate and adopt a comprehensive long-term county plan for the development of land…with the general purpose of guiding and accomplishing a coordinated and harmonious development of the area of jurisdiction.”

Hearing Application

The Planning and Zoning Commission shall consider an application to schedule a public hearing at the next regularly scheduled meeting, if the completed application is received at least ten working days prior to the next scheduled meeting. The application can also be obtained at the Graham County Planning and Zoning office or by calling 928-428-0410.