A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Forest Grove Planning Commission to review the following:
PROPOSAL: Amendments to the text of the Development
Code to prohibit marijuana activities regulated by the State in residential zone districts, prohibit certain marijuana consumption activities in commercial districts, and amending development requirements for certain marijuana activities.

Applicant: City of Forest Grove
File Number: 311-15-00028-PLNG
Criteria: Before the Planning Commission recommends
approval of this amendment, it shall determine that the proposal meets the following requirements:

A. The text amendment is consistent with the relevant goals and policies of the Forest Grove Comprehensive Plan; and
B. The text amendment is consistent with relevant statewide and regional planning goals, programs and rules.
This Public Hearing will take place before the Forest Grove Planning Commission on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, in Forest Grove. At this time and place all persons will be given a reasonable opportunity to give testimony about this proposal. If an issue is not raised in the hearing (by person or by letter) or if the issue is not explained in sufficient detail to allow the Planning Commission to respond to the issue, then that issue cannot be used for an appeal to the City Council.

If additional documents or evidence are provided in support of the application, any party shall be entitled to a continuance of the hearing. Unless there is a continuance, if a participant so requests before the conclusion of the initial evidentiary hearing, the record shall remain open for at least seven (7) days after the hearing. Information pertaining to this request may be obtained from Jon Holan, Community Development Director, at the Community Development Department, 1924 Council Street, (503) 992-3224, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ( The staff report will be available seven days prior to the hearing; copies will be available at cost. This notice is sent by the authority of the Forest Grove City Council.

Anna D. Ruggles, City Recorder
Publish 01/13/2016. FGNT1559