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Second Clackamas County public hearing on proposed outdoor mass gatherings code amendments postponed to Thursday, July 18

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners has rescheduleda second public hearing on proposed new code amendments for outdoor massgatherings to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18.  The second hearing that had beenplanned for Thursday, July 11, will be replaced by the July 18 hearing.

A first hearing on the proposed code amendments was heldJune 20. Delaying the second and final hearing will allow for more time toprovide additional information to the public. A fact sheet about the proposalalong with a draft of the code amendments will be posted to the county websiteThursday, July 11.

The proposed code amendments are designed to comply withstate law for gatherings of more than 3,000 people (mass gatherings) and to addguidelines for gatherings of 300 to 3,000 people (limited gatherings). The amendments would only apply in unincorporated areas of Clackamas County.

“Our intent,” said Clackamas County Planning Director MikeMcCallister, “is to adopt regulations to provide a clear, transparent,coordinated review process to authorize mass and limited gatherings that ensurethe safety, health and welfare of the participants, the organizers and thesurrounding community.”

Information about the ordinance can be found here.

The rescheduled hearing will be held as part of the July 18Board of Commissioners business meeting on the fourth floor of the countyPublic Services Building, 2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City beginning at 6 p.m.

To comment, people are asked to attend the business meetingat 6 p.m. on July 18 or submit comments by mail or email no later than 6 p.m.Wednesday, July 17, to  Lorraine Gonzales, senior planner, at or Planningand Zoning Division, Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Rd., OregonCity, OR  97045. 

For more information, contactLorraine Gonzales at lorrainego@clackamas.usor 503-742-4541.

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