Duties of the Planning Commission include recommendations to the City Commission on issues relating to new and redevelopment in the City of Paris. Basically the Planning Commission oversees the proper development throughout the city for both residential and commercial. Following are some of the duties of the Planning Commission:

  • Recommendations to the City Commission on rezoning within the City.
  • New regulations or revisions to the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations.
  • Review and approval of plats for new and redevelopment.
  • Approval of Major and Minor Subdivision Plats.


The Planning Commission is a mayoral appointment. One position on the board is served by a City Commissioner with appointment by the Commission. Each member serves a three (3) year term.

The Planning Commission meets the second Thursday of each month. Occasionally the Planning Commission will hold special called meetings when necessary.

Planning Commission Members:

Name                                                        Term Expiration

Jim Hayes, Chairman                                   August 6, 2015

Gayle Griffith, Secretary (city comm)          August 8, 2016

Rachel Terrell                                               August 6, 2015

Carlton Gerrell (Mayor Designee)                December, 2014

Danny Veazey                                              August 8, 2016

Randy Scholes                                            Indefinite Term

Terry Wimberley                                          August 8, 2014


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