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Planning Commission
The Role of the Planning Commission

The seven member Planning Commission provides citizen review and recommendations on planning-related matters to City Council.

The Planning Commissions has two distinct functions.

The Commission is involved the preparation and revision of the community's comprehensive plan and local land use regulations, such as the zoning or subdivision code. This role is advisory to the City Council.  The Commissioners forward a recommended plan (or ordinance) to the governing body for consideration.

The Commission also reviews development proposals, such as site plans and subdivisions. The Commission holds public hearings and makes decisions on certain types of land use actions. In these cases, the planning commission's decision would be subject to appeal to City Council.

Planning Commissioners provide an invaluable service to the city: they advise City Council and City staff on Sweet Home's long-range goals, policies and programs on a broad array of issues related to land use, transportation, and current planning.


Planning Commission meetings are open to the public and held in the Sweet Home City Hall Annex, 1140 12th Avenue, Sweet Home, OR 97386  (located behind the main City Hall Building) at 6:30 pm on the first Monday of each month.


Meeting Agendas 
View Planning Commission meeting agendas.

Approved Meeting Minutes
View approved Planning Commission meeting minutes.

  • Edith Wilcox - Chairperson; Term Expires 12/31/18
  • Henry Wolthius - Vice Chair; Term Expires 12/31/18
  • Eva JurneyCommissioner; Term Expires 12/31/16
  • Greg StephensCommissioner; Term Expires 12/31/19
  • Lance GatchellCommissioner; Term Expires 12/31/17
  • Ned KilpatrickCommissioner; Term Expires 12/31/16
  • Anay HausnerCommissioner; Term Expires 12/31/20 

Upcoming Public Hearings
View public land use hearing notices.

How to Get Involved
Planning Commission Meetings are open to the public. Feel free to attend a meeting!

Interested in becoming a Planning Commissioner?: Planning Commissioners are appointed to four year terms by the City Council. As vacancies occur, information is posted on the City's website and generally there is something in the local newspapers.

Qualifications to becoming a Planning Commissioner are: Members must be City residents; no more than two members can be non-city members (residing within School District No. 55 boundaries). No more than two of the voting members may engage principally in the buying, selling or developing of real estate for profit as individuals, or be members of any partnership, or officers or employees of any corporation that engages principally in the buying, selling or developing of real estate for profit. No more than two of the members appointed by the City Council shall be engaged in the same kind of business, trade or profession.

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Sweet Home City Hall, 1140 12th Avenue, Sweet Home, OR 97386, Ph: (541) 367-5128, Fax (541) 367-5113