The role of the Hearings Official is to hold public hearings and issue decisions on certain land use application types. The following applications are typically reviewed and heard by the Hearings Official:
Conditional Use Permits (CUP)
Planned Unit Development, Tentative Stage (PDT)
Willamette Greenway Permit (WG)
Zone Change (Z)
Appeal of a Planning Director’s Decision
The process for these land use applications includes a mailed public notice to nearby occupants and property owners of the project site, an opportunity for public comment on the project, a public hearing before the Hearings Official, and an appeal period. For more information on this process, view the City’s Land Use Code.
Looking to Attend a Public Hearing?
See the instructions below under "Hearings Official Public Hearings"
As the City transitions in response to lifting of COVID-19 restrictions by Governor Brown, meetings will continue to be held remotely using a virtual meeting technology until further notice. Information on how to access a meeting can be found on the agenda for the specific meeting (Click on Hearings Official Agendas to access agendas).