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Planning Commission

The planning commission is a five-member body appointed by the mayor and council and serve two-year terms. The commission meets whenever any official business needs to be conducted or at such times as the chairperson may determine. (Meetings are held at the city council room subject to the date and time as specified in the official meeting notice; typically 7pm on the Thursday preceding council’s Monday meeting.)

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Historic Preservation Commission

The historic preservation commission is a seven-member body appointed by the mayor and council and serve three-year terms. The commission shall provide for the time and place of the regular meetings. (Meetings are held at the city council room, typically 7pm on the third Tuesday of each month, except for no meetings in July and December.)

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City Tree Commission

The tree commission is a five-member body appointed by the mayor and council and serve three-year terms. The commission provides the rules for the holding of regular and special meetings as deemed necessary.

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Downtown Development Authority

The Dallas Downtown Development Authority was established in 1983 in accordance with the Georgia Downtown Development Authority Law. Under the law, the purpose of the Authority is to “revitalize and redevelop the central business district of the City of Dallas, by promoting for the public good and general welfare, trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities and to promote the general welfare of the state of Georgia. The DDA is a seven-member body appointed by the mayor and council and is committed to helping the downtown area grow and thrive.

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Urban Redevelopment Authority

The Dallas Urban Redevelopment Authority was established in 2004 in accordance with the Georgia Urban Redevelopment Law. Under the law, the purpose of the Authority is to promote the public good and general welfare, trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities with the undertaking of urban redevelopment projects. The authority is a three-member body, serving three-year terms, appointed by the mayor and council to serve in the public interest to improve economic and social conditions in the city.

Board of Zoning Appeals

The zoning appeal board is a three-member body appointed by the mayor and council and serve three-year terms. The board meets whenever any official business needs to be conducted or at such times as the chairperson may determine. (Meetings are held at the city council room subject to the date and time as specified in the official meeting notice; typically 5pm on the third Wednesday of the month.)

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