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City takes Planning Commission applications


ROSEBURG, OR – The City of Roseburg is taking applications from people who’d like to serve on the Roseburg Planning Commission.

Chair Ronald Sperry has resigned after moving outside city limits. The current vacancy must be filled by someone who lives within the city. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, May 13.

Commissioners serve four-year terms unless they’re filling a vacant unexpired term. The person appointed to fill this vacancy would serve until Dec. 30, 2024.

The Planning Commission considers long- and short-range land-use development issues within the city and urban growth boundary. The commission makes decisions based on City Land Use and Development Regulations.

The Commission reviews and acts on quasi-judicial applications filed by land owners and/or their agents as well as on legislative applications initiated by the City. While some actions are a recommendation forwarded to the City Council for final consideration, other decisions are final unless appealed to the Council.

The commission meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. At least six commission members must be Roseburg residents. The seventh member can live within the city’s urban growth boundary. The seven commission members are appointed by the Roseburg City Council following an application and interview process.

City Council interviews of candidates are tentatively scheduled to take place before the 7 p.m. City Council meeting on Monday, May 23. Qualified applicants will be contacted to set up interviews.

For more information about serving on the Planning Commission, including whether you live within city limits, please contact the Community Development Department at or 541-492-6750.

To apply, please visit the Roseburg Planning Commission webpage or email Please email completed applications to Residents can also pick up applications by visiting City Hall, 900 S.E. Douglas Ave. in Roseburg and mail in applications to that address or drop them off at the City Hall lobby.

Posted by RoseburgAdmin