The board of zoning adjustment has the power to hear and decide:
1. Appeals from zoning decisions applying the zoning ordinance, as provided in Utah Code Annotated section 10-9a-704, as amended;
2. Special exceptions to the terms of the zoning ordinance, when such authority is specifically granted by other provisions of this chapter or of this title; and
3. Variances from the term of the zoning ordinance, as provided in Utah Code Annotated section 10-9a-707, as amended, or its successor provision, except where the zoning ordinance gives express authority to grant a variance to another person or body.
Board members are appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. The standard term is five years.