The Planning Board serves in an advisory capacity to the City in regional and local planning, and assists in the development of the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinances. The board also advises the Mayor and City Council on the acquisition and development of all city parks and recreation facilities.
Board members are appointed by the Mayor with Council confirmation. Terms are for four years with no term limits. Terms less than two years are not considered full terms. Edmonds residency is required on all Planning Board positions.