Because of the holidays, Molalla's Planning Commission moved the date of a public hearing from last month to Jan. 16 to discuss a legislative code update for three sections of the city's development code. The city proposed the code update to align with the recent adoption of the 2018 Transportation System Master Plan.
"It is a code update to bring the development code in line with the master plan that was just adopted," said Gerald Fisher, public works director. "The development code was revised in 2017, and we adopted a new Transportation System Plan in 2018. The minor changes came from the Master Plan."
In order to follow the rules, all code updates to the Comprehensive Plan must be consistent with state planning goals and relevant Oregon Administrative rules. The plan may be updated at the same time as the proposed zoning changes. The issue must be heard in a hearing while copies of the application, any documents and evidence submitted along with standards will be available for review at the Planning office while a copy of the staff report is available seven days prior to the hearing.