City of Clatskanie

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Planning Commissioner

Planning Commissioner Job Description

The Planning Commission have the power and duty to develop and update the comprehensive development plan for the City of Clatskanie. The Commission also reviews and subject to appeal take final action on proposed subdivisions, zoning changes, and requests for variances.

 

Composition of Commission

The Planning Commission consists of five members who are not officials or employees of the city.

 

Council Qualifications

  • 18 years of age

 

  • Registered voter

 

Terms of Offices

  • Four year term with approximately equal expiration of terms each year.

 

Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

Various constitutional provisions, the common law, state statutes and occasionally charter or ordinance provisions cover public officials’ ethics and conflicts of interest. Annually, Planning Commission members are required to file a Statement of Economic Interest with the Oregon Government Standards and Practices Commission.

 

Personal Liability

A public official may be personally liable for an action in tort. However, under the Oregon Tort Claims Act (OTCA), public officials are to be defended and saved harmless by their public body for actions taken in their official capacity, except for malfeasance in office or willful or wanton neglect of duty.

 

Public Records

The expressed policy of the state is that every person has a right to inspect records of a public body unless the record is exempt from disclosure

Rich Larsen

Planning Commission Chair

Term through 12/31/20
Chris Ouellette
Term through 12/31/18

Kim Rogers, Commissioner

Term through 12/31/18
Travis Zea, Commissioner
Term through 12/31/18
Bill Eaton, Commissioner
Term through 12/31/20