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About the commission

The Planning Commission oversees implementation of and updates to the City's Development Code and Comprehensive Plan. The commission reviews and approves or denies applications for various types of land uses. 

Upcoming meetings

The Planning Commission usually meets on the first & third Monday of each month (opposite weeks from council work sessions) at 5:15 p.m..

December 4, 2023, 5:15pm
Council Chambers, City Hall

December 18, 2023, 5:15pm
Council Chambers, City Hall

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Staff liaison

David Martineau
Planning Supervisor
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Theodore Bunch, Jr.  1/27/2021Mayor12/31/2023
Stacey Bartholomew  1/11/2023Ward 2-a12/31/2023
Diane Hunsaker   VC8/23/2017Mayor12/31/2023 1st
Bill Ryals  
1/13/2021Ward 1-b12/31/2024 1st
Circe Verba  1/30/2023Ward 2-b12/31/2024
Sonja Neperud  
real estate broker
1/27/2021Mayor12/31/2025 1st
Karen Cardosa  
real estate broker
9/28/2022Ward 3-b12/31/2025
JoAnn Miller   C8/24/2016Ward 3-a12/31/2026 2nd
Ron Green  1/30/2023Ward 1-a12/31/2026 1st

C = Chair; VC = Vice Chair

Membership information

Founding document(s): ORS 227.020, AMC 2.16

Number of members: 9

Term of office: 4 years.
(Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.)

Membership requirements: No more than two voting members shall be engaged principally in the buying, selling or developing of real estate for profit as an individual, or be a member of a partnership, or officer or employee of any corporation or other legal entity that is engaged principally in the buying, selling or developing of real estate for profit.

No person shall serve simultaneously on the Budget Review Committee, Library Board, Parks & Recreation Commission, or Planning Commission.

No voting member shall be related to another voting member of the Commission nor to a member of the City Council closer than the third degree of either blood relationship or through affinity

Principal place of residence within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Albany. (Res 6797)

Each council member shall have one counterpart with nominations ratified by the Council. The Mayor has three appointments that are at -large; however, no more than four members shall be from any single ward of the city.

Meeting materials

December 4, 2023    
November 6, 2023    
October 16, 2023
Special meeting with City Council
October 2, 2023   
June 26, 2023   
May 15, 2023   
May 1, 2023   
April 17, 2023   
April 6, 2023
Special meeting with City Council and Budget Committee
March 27, 2023   
March 13, 2023  
March 6, 2023
Special meeting with City Council
February 13, 2023
Special meeting with City Council
January 30, 2023
Special meeting with City Council
January 23, 2023   
*Minutes are posted when they are approved by the body at a subsequent meeting.

Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

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Member & Staff Manual

This manual is intended to function as both a guideline and a governing framework for the City’s standing and ad hoc advisory groups.

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