This body is comprised of six lay persons and three hired land use attorneys who serve as hearings officers. The Board is comprised of two lay persons and one hearings officer and all individuals are rotated to serve based upon their availability.
The PZHB conducts public hearings concerning such applications as conditional use permits, applicant initiated zone changes and variances. The Board typically makes tentative decisions immediately following the hearing. After the close of the hearing, the hearings officer will prepare an Order finalizing the decision, which is signed by the participating Board members. Some decisions of the Board are in the form of a recommendation to the City Council.
The PZHB only meets when there are items scheduled for public hearing.
At least three members, including the chair, must be graduates of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. One law school graduate will serve as chair and other law school graduates will serve as alternate chairs.
Members may be reappointed without term limits.
|Daniel Kearns, Hearings Officer||December 31, 2021|
|Joe Turner, Hearings Officer||December 31, 2020|
|Vacant||December 31, 2021|
|Walt Hellman||December 31, 2020|
||December 31, 2019|
||December 31, 2020|
|Dirk Knudsen||December 31, 2019|
|Chitra Datta|| December 31, 2021
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- Planning & Zoning Hearings Board 2019 Meeting Dates
Planning & Zoning Hearings Board
- Date: 05/15/2019 6:30 pm
- Location: Shirley Huffman Auditorium at the Civic Center
150 E. Main Street
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
Please click on the links below to access the meeting packet and agenda for the May 15, 2019 Planning and Zoning Hearings Board.