"The city council will have to decide to accept what the legislature has granted cities in way of right to have final authority over regulating development through site design standards," McGannon reminded the council. "And we haven't done that yet."
Sounds like it would be a good idea to do this if it's causing heartburn for some on the council. The Planning Commission is an appointed body, and even if guidelines are stiffer and there are land use plans in place, circumstances sometimes change. How often are land use plans reviewed to determine if they are still suitable for an area?