Planning Commission

Planning Commission

Members of the Planning Commission are, from left, Wayne Wilson, Herb Thompson, Judy Emswiler, Rebecca Hoch (Chair), Ray Keller, Howard Carson, Leanne Sotak (alternate), David Barker (former member), Jim Masters and John E. Robinson III (Vice Chair). Jim Hrabik not pictured. 

About the Commission

The Planning Commission has the duty to make and adopt plans for the physical development of the City and within the City's extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction (ETJ). The Commission is a recommending body to the City Council. Subdivision regulations have been adopted to provide for harmonious development of the city and its environs, for the integration of new subdivision streets with other existing or planned streets, for adequate open spaces for traffic, recreation, light and air, and for the distribution of population and traffic in a manner which will tend to create conditions favorable to health, safety, convenience, or prosperity.

Zoning regulations have been adopted to serve the public health, safety, and general welfare of the city and its extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction (ETJ), to classify property in a manner that reflects its suitability for specific uses, to provide for sound, attractive development within the city and its extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction (ETJ), to encourage compatibility of adjacent land uses, to protect environmentally sensitive areas, and to further the objectives of the Comprehensive Development Plan for the City of Papillion.


  • 7 p.m.
  • City Hall
    122 E 3rd Street
    City Council Chamber
    Papillion, NE 68046
Meeting times for Special Meetings of the Planning Commission will be listed on the agenda for that meeting.

Meeting agendas can be accessed in the Agenda Center.

Meeting Schedule

2021 PDF


Meeting Date Submittal Deadline
January 27, 2021 December 14, 2020
February 24, 2021 January 11, 2021
March 31, 2021 February 16, 2021
April 28, 2021 March 15, 2021
May 26, 2021 April 12, 2021
June 30, 2021 May 17, 2021
July 28, 2021 June 14, 2021
August 25, 2021 July 12, 2021
September 29, 2021 August 16, 2021
October 27, 2021 September 13, 2021
November 17, 2021 October 4, 2021
December 15, 2021 November 1, 2021
A pre-application meeting with City Staff is required prior to submission of any application for a preliminary plat, change of zone, or special use permit.

* Items will be placed on the Planning Commission agenda only if all necessary revisions to the material have been completed and submitted by the revision deadline.


Member Appointed Expires
Rebecca Hoch, Chair January 2001 February 2021
John E. Robinson III, Vice Chair June 2016 June 2022
Howard Carson February 2009 February 2021
Judy Emswiler July 2002 September 2022
Jim Hrabick May 2019 July 2020
Raymond Keller, Jr. September 2009 September 2021
Jim Masters December 2010 February 2022
Herb Thompson October 2016 October 2019
Wayne Wilson July 2017 September 2022
Leanne Sotak, Alternate March 2015 June 2022