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From: Ellen Rogalin, Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274


Clackamas County

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Clackamas County Commissioners to hold Aug. 2 public hearing on proposed code changes for transitional shelter communities

Clackamas County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 2, on proposed zoning amendments to allow transitional shelter communities as a conditional use on light or general industrial land outside city limits.

The hearing is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be held in the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City. Commissioners will hear and consider public testimony, along with written testimony and Planning Commission recommendations, to decide whether to approve the amendments.

The Planning Commission held a two-part public hearing on the proposed amendments July 10 and 24. After hearing from 17 members of the public and receiving additional written testimony, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the proposed amendments, with some modifications.

The recommended amendments include the following provisions:

The draft ordinance also requires transitional shelter communities to present operational plans for parking, security, lighting and pets, and to comply with a variety of standards, including:

People are welcome to testify at the public hearing, or to send in their testimony in advance, in writing, to Andrew Yaden, either by email to, or by drop off or U.S. mail to the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045.

The proposed amendments are available online or by contacting Planner Andrew Yaden at 503-742-4578 or

For more information about the proposed ordinance, members of the media or public may contact Jennifer Hughes at 503-742-4518 or


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