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City seeks Planning Commission applications


ROSEBURG, OR – The City of Roseburg has opened a new round for applications from people who’d like to serve on the Roseburg Planning Commission.

The commission has two vacancies. Both vacancies must be filled by someone who lives within city limits.

The seven commission members are appointed by the Roseburg City Council following an application and interview process. At least six commissioners must be Roseburg residents. The seventh can live within the city’s urban growth boundary.

These volunteer opportunities will remain open until filled. The first review of applications is expected to begin Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Qualified applicants will be invited to a virtual interview with the Roseburg City Council at a later date prior to a 7 p.m. Monday council meeting.

Commissioners serve four-year terms unless they’re filling a vacant unexpired term. One vacancy exists because Commissioner Christy Palmini resigned after moving outside city limits. The person appointed to fill Palmini’s vacancy would serve until Dec. 31, 2024.

The other vacancy exists after Planning Commissioner Stephanie Newman indicated she did not want to be reappointed for another four-year term when her current term expires on Friday, Dec. 31. The City Council accepted her resignation on Monday, Dec. 13.

The council interviewed two applicants for the vacancies during a virtual special council meeting that night. However, councilors agreed not to appoint either candidate but to instead seek more qualified candidates with a second round of the process.

The commission meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month to consider 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.

For more information about serving on the Planning Commission, please contact Community Development Department Director Stuart Cowie at or 541-492-6875.

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