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 Goals for 2020

To view the list of Preliminary 2020 Goals, click here.

Work session documents are available in the "PUBLIC RECORDS FILE", click here.


Planning Commission Goals for 2019

On February 19, 2019, the City Council held a joint meeting with the Planning Commission to provide additional direction on the Commission's goals and work plan for 2019.

  • To view the Planning Commission Goals for 2019, click here.
  • To view the Council Report (02/19/19), click here.
  • To visit the meeting webpage, click here.
  • To view the minutes for 02/19/19, click here.

The Planning Commission and Commission for Citizen Involvement forwarded their recommended projects and goals for 2019 to the City Council for consideration at the Goal Setting Retreat on 01/12/19.

  • To view the Staff Memo (12/27/18) to Council, click here.
  • To visit the meeting webpage for the Council's Goal Setting Retreat held on 01/12/19, click here.
  • To view the minutes for 01/12/19, 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, Chair
  • Christian Papé, Vice Chair
  • Dave Beckett
  • Joel Fischer
  • Jacob Semler
  • Philip Stewart
  • Kim H. Whitman

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:  Daniel Nguyen
Visit the Long Range Planning Page.

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