Planning & Zoning Commission


The primary duties of this Commission include community contact regarding items including a zoning change request, to an application from a developer for a shopping center development or housing project. Also included are conditional use permits with the final decision being handled at the Planning and Zoning Commission level. Another task of the Commission is to stabilize the housing and building in Apache Junction. If you are interested in serving on this commission in the future, we encourage you to fill out a talent bank application. Members must live within the Apache Junction city limits.


There are seven members appointed who serve three-year terms.

  • Peter Heck, Chairperson
  • Dave Hantzsche, Vice Chair
  • Dirk Begeman
  • Richard Cantwell
  • Darryl Cross
  • Jesse Gage

Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.    

Please visit our public access page at to view all of the Planning & Zoning Commission agendas, including supplemental agenda item attachments, videos, and meeting minutes as they become available.

Legal Actions    

Legal actions are available by viewing meeting videos at