LU 23-0001: Psilocybin Time, Place, and Manner Regulations

City Council directed staff and the Planning Commission to develop a time, place and manner ordinance for review and recommendation to City Council, so that the regulations would be ready for adoption and effective before licenses would be issued. This includes the possibility that City Council could repeal the ordinance before the deadline for placing a measure on next general election ballot.  Thus, as the Planning Department did for marijuana facilities, during the period of the ban, the development of a TPM ordinance – including public hearings by the Planning Commission and City Council – needs to occur in June-July.

 

Project Background / Summary: 

Measure 109 legalized and regulated the manufacture, sale, and administration of psilocybin in Oregon.  The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) began taking license applications on January 2, 2023. Cities may opt-out of licenses being issued for manufacturers and services centers within the City. Accordingly, on December 6, 2023, the City Council adopted Ordinance 2903 (ORS 475A) temporarily prohibiting psilocybin facilities. This temporary ban must be referred to the City’s voters at the next statewide general election (November 5, 2024) unless the Council adopts an ordinance repealing the prohibition before the election.

 


Project Updates: 

 

12/06/2023

On December 5, 2023, the City Council adopted Ordinance 2928, establishing time, place, and manner (TPM) regulations for psilocybin facilities. Ord. 2903, which was enacted by Council in December 2022 and temporarily prohibits the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) from licensing psilocybin facilities in Lake Oswego, remains in effect, and the decision whether to repeal the ban will be automatically referred to the voters at the November 2024 election. If voters repeal the temporary prohibition, the City TPM regulations in Ord. 2928 would apply in addition to State statute and OHA rules. If voters do not repeal the temporary prohibition, then psilocybin facilities will not be allowed in Lake Oswego.

A link to Ordinance 2928 is available in the Public Records folder.

 


   
07/27/2023

The City Council held a public hearing on July 18, 2023, and tentatively approved the proposed amendments as discussed during deliberations (Ordinance 2928) and (Ordinance 2933), and tentatively voted to repeal the temporary ban on psilocybin facilities in the City.  The final decision on the psilocybin ordinances and potential repeal of the temporary ban has been postponed due to several councilors being unable to attend the August 1, 2023, meeting in person. This webpage will be updated once a Council meeting date is set for the final decision.

For more information regarding the Council's agenda and schedule, please contact Kari Linder, City Recorder, (503) 534-4225 or email cityrecorder@lakeoswego.city

 


06/26/2023

On Monday, June 26, 2023, the Commission adopted the Findings, Conclusions, and Order, the final recommendation.  The adopted Findings are available in the Public Records File .  The City Council public hearing is scheduled for July 18, 2023.  For more information regarding the Council's agenda and schedule, please contact Kari Linder, City Recorder, (503) 534-4225 or email.

Notices and hearing documents, can be found in the Public Records.

 


06/13/2023

On June 12, the Planning Commission made a preliminary recommendation that the City Council approve the proposed amendments and directed staff to return with the draft Findings, Conclusions and Order for consideration at its next meeting on June 26, 2023. Please note that the Planning Commission will be meeting Online via Zoom.

 


 

05/08/2023

On Monday, June 12, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the proposed amendments. The notice and staff report will be available in the "Public Records" folder.  The agenda will be available ten days prior to the hearing on the meeting webpage, click here.

This meeting is available to the public on the City's YouTube Channel, on the City's website, or on Tualatin Valley Community Television. If you would like to comment or testify at an upcoming meeting, please refer to the City’s instructions for in-person and electronic (online or by phone). In order to testify electronically online or by phone, you are required to register by 12:00 noon the day of the meeting; registration will be available 10 days prior to the hearing. Pre-registration online is not required to testify in-person at City Hall, but is encouraged and appreciated for meeting preparation.

 


04/12/2023

On April 24, 2023, the Planning Commission will hold Work Session #3 to provide input on the preparation of Community Development Code (CDC) amendments regulating Psilocybin Manufacturing and Services pursuant to City Council direction with developing time, place and manner (TPM) regulations for psilocybin services Centers and manufacturers

Work session documents are available in the "Public Records Folder."

 


02/14/2023

On Monday, February 27, the Commission will host an expert panel on psilocybin manufacturing and treatment services in Oregon. The panel consists of representatives from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Oregon Health Sciences University, the City of Lake Oswego Police Department, and the Healing Advocacy Fund. 

Please note, that no public comment will be accepted during the panel discussion. 

 


 

01/11/2023

On Monday, January 23, the Commission will review background and provide direction to staff on developing time, place and manner (TPM) regulations for psilocybin services and manufacturers. To visit the meeting webpage click here. The agenda will be available ten days prior to the hearing on the meeting webpage, click here.

This meeting is available to the public on the City's YouTube Channel, on the City's website, or on Tualatin Valley Community Television. If you would like to comment or testify at an upcoming meeting, please refer to the City’s instructions for in-person and electronic(link is external) (online or by phone). In order to testify electronically online or by phone, you are required to register by 12:00 noon the day of the meeting; registration will be available 10 days prior to the hearing. Pre-registration online is not required to testify in-person at City Hall, but is encouraged and appreciated for meeting preparation.

 


 

Project Details
ID: 
LU 23-0001
Year: 
2023
Status: 
Active
Owner/Applicant: 
City of Lake Oswego (A)
Project Contact: 
Jessica Numanoglu, Community Development Director
(503) 635-0283 or jnumanoglu@lakeoswego.city

Reviewing Body: 
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