City Planning and Zoning
Amendments to city comprehensive plan map
(1)A city governing body may authorize the planning commission or hearings officer to conduct hearings and make final decisions on applications for amendments to the city comprehensive plan map.
(2)(a) A final decision of the planning commission or hearings officer made under subsection (1) of this section may be appealed to or reviewed by the city governing body.
(b)A person may appeal or petition for review of a final decision to the city governing body under this subsection if the person appeared or participated in the proceedings of the planning commission or hearings officer orally or in writing.
(3)This section is not subject to the provisions of ORS 227.178 (Final action on certain applications required within 120 days) or 227.179 (Petition for writ of mandamus authorized when city fails to take final action on land use application within 120 days).
(4)A decision of a planning commission, hearings officer or city governing body under this section shall comply with the post-acknowledgment procedures set forth in ORS 197.610 (Submission of proposed comprehensive plan or land use regulation changes to Department of Land Conservation and Development) to 197.625 (Acknowledgment of comprehensive plan or land use regulation changes).
(5)This section does not apply to:
(a)Any plan map amendment for which an exception is required under ORS 197.732 (Goal exceptions);
(b)Any lands designated under a statewide planning goal addressing agricultural lands or forestlands; or
(c)An expansion of an urban growth boundary.
(6)A decision of a city governing body issued on appeal under subsection (2) of this section is subject to review by the Land Use Board of Appeals under ORS 197.830 (Review procedures) to 197.845 (Stay of decision being reviewed). [2017 c.432 §2]
Atty. Gen. Opinions
Fasano v. Bd. of County Commrs., application to city governing bodies and planning commissions, (1974) Vol 36, p 960