The Planning and Sustainability Commission will host a series of public hearings in late 2014 to listen to what the public has to say about the proposal. After discussion and deliberation, they will make a recommendation to City Council early in 2015. City Council is expected to hold hearings and vote on the new Comprehensive Plan by mid-2015. They will likely hold hearings and vote on corresponding zoning changes by the end of 2015. After City Council approval, the new plan must be approved (“acknowledged”) by the State of Oregon. That process can take as long as a year. There is also an opportunity for people who participated in local public hearings to file objections with the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission, and eventually appeal to the Oregon Court of Appeals. Zoning changes to implement the plan will likely not be fully in effect until 2017.
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