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About the Planning Commission

The Planning Commission  is a seven-member citizen advisory body appointed by the City Council. It meets regularly each month to review long range planning issues, neighborhood planning, and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and implementing ordinances. The Planning Commission focuses on land use policy issues and makes recommendations to the City Council on such issues, based on criteria outlined in the City's Comprehensive Plan and Community Development Code.

Planning Commission Goals for 2018

The Lake Oswego Planning Commission would like your input on a list of potential projects and goals for 2018. The survey asks you to rate goals and projects based on their importance to you. The projects fall into five categories:

1. Citizen Involvement
2. Zoning and Annexations
3. Community Development Code
4. Sustainability
5. Neighborhood Planning

There are 19 items. A rating of 5 stars is the highest and 1 star is lowest favorable rating. No stars means you do not support the goal. Comments are welcome. (This survey may be taken only once. It is anonymous; IP addresses are not identified.)
Survey closes Sunday, November 12 at 12:00 Midnight.  To take the survey, click here.


To view the work program for 2017, click here.

The Commission for Citizen Involvement

The City Council has designated the Lake Oswego Planning Commission as the Commission for Citizen Involvement (CCI) (Lake Oswego Code Section 12.51.025).  Each CCI member is appointed to the CCI simultaneously with appointment to the Planning Commission and is to serve on the CCI as long as his or her term in office on the Planning Commission.  The Commission for Citizen Involvement serves to assist with the development of a program that promotes and enhances citizen involvement in land use planning; assist in the implementation of the citizen involvement program; and evaluate the process being used for citizen involvement. The Planning Commission reserves time on every agenda to meet if needed as the CCI, and holds an annual meeting each winter or spring to review the Citizen Involvement Guidelines and program.


Planning Commission Meetings
The Planning Commission regularly meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at 380 A Avenue, Lake Oswego. The Council Chamber is handicapped accessible. For special accommodations, please contact Iris McCaleb, (503) 697-6591, at least 48 hours before the meeting.

The current commissioners are:

  • Robert Heape, Chair
  • Bill Ward, Vice Chair
  • Randy Arthur
  • Skip Baker
  • Ed Brockman
  • Nicholas Sweers

General e-mail correspondence to the Planning Commission/Commission for Citizen Involvement may be sent to:

Please note that comments/testimony related to land use cases being considered by the Commission during the public hearing process, should be directed to the e-mail address indicated on the "Notice of Public Hearing" for that land use case.

Council Liaison:  Theresa Kohloff
Visit the Long Range Planning Page.