From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation and Development, 503-742-4274 07-18-13

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County Commissioners will not consider proposed code amendments for mass gatherings; tonight’s public hearing has been cancelled

Clackamas County Chair John Ludlow has decided that the Board of Commissioners will not act on the proposed code amendments for outdoor mass gatherings in unincorporated Clackamas County.  The public hearing scheduled for tonight is cancelled.

Chair Ludlow's statement:

As County Commission Chair, I have decided to remove the mass gathering code amendments public hearing from the Thursday, July 18 business meeting agenda.  I do not anticipate this proposal coming back before the Board of Commissioners. 

The Board has received a great deal of testimony, emails and feedback sharing concerns. I have come to the conclusion that the proposed code amendments are not necessary. County staff has been outstanding and I thank them for their diligence. 

The hearing was to have been held during the Board's Business Meeting at 6 p.m., July 18.