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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 Accomplishments in 2016 and Potential Goals for 2017

The Planning Commission held a work session on January 23 to discuss its ongoing work and potential goals for 2017. The Commission also received citizen input on goals, and is evaluating that input before its February 13 meeting when it will prioritize its recommendations to the City Council. The Commission and Council are scheduled to meet on February 21 to discuss the Commission’s ongoing work and goals for 2017.  Links to staff memos and public comments received are available below:

Meeting - January 23, 2017

  • Staff Memo, 12/21/16 (includes citizen input through 01/23/17)
  • To visit the meeting webpage and view video, click here.

Meeting - February 13, 2017

  • Staff Memo, 02/06/17 (includes citizen input through 02/06/17)
  • To visit the meeting webpage and video (when available), 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, Vice Chair
  • Randy Arthur
  • Skip Baker
  • Adrianne Brockman
  • Ed Brockman
  • Bill Gaar
  • Bill Ward

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:  Skip O'Neill
Visit the Long Range Planning Page.