Staff Hearing Officer

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Program Description

Staff Hearing Officer meetings are held alternate Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.


The main goal of the Staff Hearing Officer (SHO) program, which was created in 2006, is to improve and simplify the discretionary planning process for projects that are generally non-controversial and do not involve major land use policy considerations. The benefits include freeing up Planning Commission time to spend on projects with broader community and policy issues. It also enables staff to put their resources into the larger projects, while streamlining the smaller, less complex ones.