NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Forest Grove City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, March 14, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. or thereafter, at the Forest Grove Community Auditorium, 1915 Main Street, to consider the Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve the following proposal:

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. The following Development Code sections are affected by this proposal: 10.3.120 (Use Regulations for Residential Zones), 10.3.320 (Use Regulations for Commercial Zones), 10.3.420 (Use Regulations for Town Center Zones), 10.7.065 (Home Occupations), 10.8.1100 (Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Development Requirements) and 10.8.1110 (Other Marijuana Facilities – new secton).

Applicant: City of Forest Grove

File Number: 311-15-00028-PLNG

Criteria: Forest Grove Development Code Section
10.2.630: 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 the relevant statewide and regional planning goals, program and rules.

All persons will be given a reasonable opportunity to give testimony about this proposal responding to the review criteria. If an issue is not raised in the hearing (by person or letter) or if the issue is not explained in sufficient detail to allow the City Council to respond to the issue, then that issue cannot be used for an appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals. 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 days after the hearing. A copy of the report is available for inspection before the hearing at the City Recorder’s Office or by visiting the City’s website at Written comments or testimony may be submitted at the hearing or e-mailed to City Recorder’s Office,, or sent to P.O. Box 326, 1924 Council Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116, prior to the hearing. For further information, pertaining to this proposal, please contact Community Development Department 1924 Council Street, 503.992.3224, 9am-5pm, Jon Holan. Community Development Director,

Anna D. Ruggles, CMC, City Recorder
Published: March 9, 2016. FGNT7574