On November 28, 2023, the Ashland Planning Commission will hold a Special Session Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. at the Ashland Civic Center, 1175 East Main Street for the following items:
Approval of Findings for PA-T3-2023-00006, a proposal to amend the Ashland Land Use Ordinance to remove automobile parking mandates and amend parking standards set forth in the Ashland Municipal Code (AMC) in order to implement the requirements of the State of Oregon’s Climate-Friendly & Equitable Communities (CFEC) rules. The proposal includes amendments to AMC 18.2.2, 18.2.3, 18.3.14, 18.3.2, 18.3.4, 18.3.5, 18.3.9, 18.4.2, 18.4.3 ” 18.4.4, 18.4.6, 18.5.2, 18.5.3, 18.5.4, 18.5.5, AND 18.5.6.
A Study Session will also be held to hear an update to the Park, Trails, and Open Space Map of the City of Ashland’s Comprehensive Plan, which is recommending that roughly 200 acres of property that had formerly been identified for purchase be removed from the Map.
The public hearing will be televised on local channel 9 or channels 180 and 181 for Charter Communications customers or will also be available live stream by going to rvtv.sou.edu and selecting RVTV Prime. The meeting agenda and information about how to testify and submit written comments will be posted on the City of Ashland web site here https://www.ashland.or.us/Agendas.asp?SectionID=0&CCBID=198 .
Those wishing to submit written comments can do so by sending an e-mail to PCemail@example.com with the subject line “November 28 Hearing Testimony” by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Written testimony received by this deadline will be available for Planning Commissioners to review before the hearing and will be included in the meeting minutes.
Oral testimony will also be taken during the electronic public hearing via Zoom as well. If you wish to provide oral testimony during the electronic meeting, please send an email to PCfirstname.lastname@example.org by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Please provide the following information: 1) make the subject line of the email “November 28 Speaker Request”, 2) include your name, 3) the agenda item on which you wish to speak, 4) specify if you will be participating by computer or telephone, and 5) the name you will use if participating by computer or the telephone number you will use if participating by telephone. The Zoom meeting link will be posted on the Planning Commission agenda available on-line prior to the meeting at: https://www.ashland.or.us/Agendas.asp?SectionID=0&CCBID=198.
By the order of Brandon Goldman, Community Development Director In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administrator’s office at (541) 488-6002 (TTY phone number 1-800-735-2900). Notification 72 hours prior to the meeting will enable the city to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting (28 CFR 35.102-35.104 ADA Title I).