The Erie County Planning Commission assists the Department of Planning and Community Development with the preparation of a comprehensive plan for the county, and also may make recommendations about zoning, subdivisions and land development. The commission consists of nine members and up to three alternates, all of whom serve four-year terms.
The commission may have up to 12 members. Of the 12 commissioners, seven represent each of the County Council districts and two represent the interests of municipalities located within the county. At least one but not more than three residents of Erie County serve as alternate members of the commission. All appointments are made by the County Executive with the advice and consent of County Council.
Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the Department of Planning and Community Development, unless otherwise noted, and begin at 6:00 p.m., except for the months of January and July. The meetings are open to the public.