Planning Commission

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and recommend to the Borough Assembly appropriate policies, plans and ordinances for the implementation of the municipal planning, official map, and zoning functions.
  • Investigate and report to the Borough Assembly on public improvements regarding the location, design, demolition or disposition of any public building, facility, traffic arterial, parks, greenbelts or playgrounds.
  • Make determinations on requests for conditional uses and variances.
  • Make recommendations to the Borough Assembly on requests for rezonings and amendments to FNSBC Title 18.
  • Hear appeals on administrative decisions and determinations regarding FNSBC Title 15 (floodplain management regulations) and FNSBC Title 18 (yard setback variances, legal nonconforming grandfather rights and amnesty relief).


Meetings are scheduled to be held at 6:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. The following information is updated routinely to reflect upcoming meetings:

  • The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers, Juanita Helms Administration Center, 907 Terminal Street, Fairbanks, AK.
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  1. Testify Under Citizens' Comments A or Citizens' Comments B

Citizens' Comments A

Agenda items not scheduled for public hearing, quasi-judicial hearing, legislative hearing or appeal

Citizens' Comments B

Items other than those appearing on the agenda

How to Provide Testimony

In-Person or Telephonic Testimony

Once an agenda is published, citizens may sign up to testify in person or telephonically by doing one of the following:

  1. Calling the Clerk's office at 907-459-1401 no later than 4:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting;
  2. Completing the online sign-up form no later than 4:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting; or
  3. Signing up in person before the meeting.

During the meeting, the Chair will invite citizens to the table or ask the Clerk to call citizens when it is their turn to speak. Please note the following:

  • Phone calls to citizens will come from an out-of-state number.
  • If a phone call is not answered, the Chair will move to the next citizen who has signed up.
  • Testimony will be heard in the order in which citizens have signed up.
  • Each citizen will have three minutes to provide testimony.
  • Other citizens attending in person may provide comments after those who have signed up.

Written Testimony

Citizens may submit comments using the online contact form or at

  1. Testify on a Quasi-Judicial Hearing Agenda Item (Conditional Uses; Variances; Highway Project Variances)
  1. Testify on a Public Hearing or Legislative Hearing Agenda Item (Rezones; Ordinances)
  1. Members and Contact Information
  1. Apply to Become a Commissioner