City Planning & Zoning Commission

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The Planning and Zoning Commission (CPZ) consists of seven (7) members and two (2) alternates, who are resident citizens and qualified voters of the city. The members of the City Planning and Zoning Commission shall be appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council for two (2) year terms or until a successor is appointed. Four (4) members of the CPZ Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Powers and Duties

  1. To make studies and project plans for improvement of the city, with a view toward its future development and extension, and to recommend to the City Council all matters for the development and advancement of the city’s facilities, layout and appearance, and to perform all duties imposed upon the CPZ Commission by the statutes of the state.
  2. To make plans and maps of the whole or any portion of the city and of land outside the city located within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Katy, which, in the opinion of the CPZ Commission, bears a relation to the planning of the city, and to make changes in, additions to, and extensions of such plans or maps when it deems same advisable.
  3. To confer with and advise property owners pertaining to location and erection of structures in order to promote conformity to the overall city plan.
  4. To aid and assist the City Council in the preparation of budgets and determination of sources of funds, and in the procuring of financial and other aid and assistance for the city from the state and federal governments and their agencies, for each and all of the purposes herein enumerated.
  5. To assist all other municipal and governmental agencies, and especially the City Council, in formulating and executing proper plans of municipal development.
  6. To plan and recommend the location, plan, and extent of city alleyways, viaducts, bridges, subways, parkways, parks, playgrounds, airports, automobile parking places and other public properties, and of public utilities, including bus terminals, railroads, railroad depots, and terminals, whether publicly or privately owned, for water, lights, sanitation, sewage, sewage disposal, drainage, flood control, transportation, communication, marketing, and shipping facilities, power and other purposes and for the removal, relocation, widening, extension, narrowing, vacation, abandonment or change of use of any of the foregoing public places, works, buildings, facilities, or utilities.
  7. To select and recommend to the City Council routes of streets, avenues and boulevards, and particularly to investigate and recommend the opening, widening, or abandonment of streets, avenues, boulevards, and alleys or the changing thereof to conform with the city’s system, present and future, of boulevards, streets, avenues, alleyways, parks and parkways.
  8. To investigate, consider and report to the City Council upon the layout or platting of new subdivisions of the city or of property situated within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Katy and to approve all plans, plats, or replats of additions within the city limits, or within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Katy.
  9. To recommend to the City Council the approval or rejection of subdivisions in accordance with subdivision ordinances of the City of Katy.
  10. To conduct a regular comprehensive review of this ordinance, beginning in March 1994 and in March of every other calendar year thereafter to determine whether the ordinance has become deficient, obsolete, or inadequate for any reason including the following:
    • Defects in the original text.
    • Defects in the Zoning Map.
    • Deficiencies created by improper or lax administration and subsequent amendments to the original ordinance which are inconsistent, conflicting or ambiguous.
    • Inconsistency with state statutes or judicial decision.
    • Failure to reflect current public opinion and prevailing community values.
    • Failure to provide modern zoning concepts and techniques or innovative development practices.
  11. To hear requests for proposed changes and classifications filed by any interested party when such request is made in writing and accompanied by the appropriate filing fee.
  12. To recommend any change or modification to the City Council which shall have the right to adopt by ordinance any recommended change.

2018-2019 Commission Members

  • Eric Paulsen, Chairman
  • Paul Redmon, Vice Chairman
  • Kenneth A. Berger
  • Jason Ward
  • Sam Pearson
  • Clint Stockdick
  • William H. “Dusty” Thiele
  • G. Alan Chapman, Alternate
  • Gregory Christmann, Alternate

Additional Information

For additional information please contact the City Secretary’s Office at 281-391-4800 or email

Applications will be retained and considered by the City for two (2) years when a vacancy occurs and may be subject to the Texas Public Information Act.

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Commission Meeting Agendas

View archived meeting documents (prior to 2019)