Zoning is a system of developing a city or county plan in which various geographic areas (zones) are restricted to certain uses and development, such as industrial, light industrial, commercial, light-commercial, agricultural, single-family residential, multi-unit residential, parks, schools and other purposes. Zoning is the chief planning tool of local government to guide the future development of a community, protect neighborhoods, concentrate retail business and industry, channel traffic and play a major role in the enhancement of urban as well as small-town life (see the Legal Dictionary). The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of ten members, two from each of the five Supervisory Districts and each are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Commission is a recommending body for land use matters to the Board of Supervisors. The Commission will recommend Approval, Denial or will continue the matter for further information.