The City Council are elected by the citizens of Grand Junction to make policy decisions and laws, similar to a board of directors in a private company.
The Historic Preservation Board is responsible for recommending the designation of historic resources to the City Council for listing on the City Register of Historic Sites, Structures, and Districts.
The Planning Commission makes decisions on certain planning and zoning related issues and makes recommendations to the City Council on similar matters.
The Urban Trails Committee plans and promotes the City Council's goals for an interconnected network of sidewalks, paths, and routes for active transportation and recreation throughout the Grand Junction urbanized area.
The Board of Appeals hears and decides appeals of administrative decisions, appeals for variances of the bulk requirements and non-conforming uses, and requests for exceptions to the side or rear setback requirements pursuant to the Zoning and Development Code.