Per Butte-Silver Bow Municipal Code, Chapter 2.40, It is the object of the Planning Board to encourage the local government of Butte-Silver Bow to improve the present health, safety, convenience and welfare of its citizens and to plan for the future development of the community to the end that highway systems be carefully planned; that new community centers grow only with adequate highway, utility, health, educational and recreational facilities; that the needs of agriculture, industry and business be recognized in future growth; that residential areas provide healthy surroundings for family growth; and that the growth of the community be commensurate with and promotive of the efficient economical use of public funds.
There are nine (9) members on the board, each member serve two (2) year terms, without term limits. The appointing authority for the board is the Chief Executive with concurrence by the Council of Commissioners.
The Butte-Silver Bow Planning Board is created as a city planning board pursuant to the provisions of Section 76-1-221, MCA. In accordance with the provisions of Section 7-5-201(1), MCA, necessary changes have been made in the statutes to accommodate the structure of the consolidated Butte-Silver Bow city-county government.