Public Notices

Photo of Public Hearing Posting

Public Hearings are conducted to accept public comment and testimony for active land use permit applications, municipal code amendments, comprehensive plan amendments and environmental reviews.   

Letters giving notice of a public hearing and a description of the subject are sent to nearby property owners when appropriate; these letters are posted below. 

Members of the public are encouraged to submit comments and testimony.  If you wish to testify, WRITTEN COMMENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.  In-person testimony/comments may be made during the meeting.  Written comments that are submitted by the deadline will be made part of the record; you do not need to speak during the meeting to have standing to appeal. 

 

Notices of Public Hearing

City Council

City Council meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.  Meeting details will be included in the meeting agenda, which will be available on the City website one week prior.

September 15, 2022

City of Medford's intent to change the methodology for calculating system development charges (SDC) for Transportation, Sewer Collection, and Parks allocations.(PDF, 204KB)

 

October 6, 2022

No Planning items are scheduled for public hearing.

 

Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission

The Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  Written comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. the day of the meeting.

October 4, 2022

         HC-22-257(PDF, 955KB) - Holly Theater

 

 

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.  Written comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 12:00 noon the day of the meeting.

October 13, 2022

     ZC-22-268(PDF, 915KB) Jaspreet Singh - 1135 Lozier Lane

 

 

Site Plan and Architectural Commission

The Site Plan and Architectural Commission meets the first and third Friday of each month at 12:00 p.m. in Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall.  Written comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. the day of the meeting.

October 7, 2022

AC-22-250(PDF, 962KB) - Northgate Apartments

AC-22-252(PDF, 1MB) - Mosaic Medford

AC-22-269(PDF, 901KB) - JT Electric Warehouse

September 16, 2022

AC-22-230(PDF, 794KB) - Heathrow Way Professional Offices

 

Administrative Decisions

An administrative decision is a process that provides the opportunity for public input on a proposal without a public hearing. The Planning Director is the approving authority for this application type.

Written testimony must be provided to have standing; standing gives the legal ability to appeal a decision that is made by the Planning Director.

 

COMMENTS DUE October 7, 2022

PA-22-307(PDF, 2MB) - Portal Brewing Parklet

 

Hospital Facilities Authority Board

The Hospital Facilities Board typically holds one meeting annually.  

      April 19, 2022 Public Notice(PDF, 106KB)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Testify

Speak

From time to time, you and your neighbors may become concerned enough about an issue in your neighborhood, or some other matter, to speak up about it in public.

In Medford and throughout Oregon, most public decisions concerning land use, zoning, budgeting, the enactment or change of laws, and many other matters, are required to go through a public hearing. Notices of public hearings are published in the newspaper, and in the case of some land use and zoning decisions, individual property owners in the area are mailed a notice. So, when you finally get motivated to speak up about something, do so! That is the purpose of the public hearing. But don’t waste your testimony!

Following are some suggestions for making the most of your opportunity to get the attention of decision makers, like the City Council, Planning Commission, or other decision making bodies, at a public hearing . 


Write

Written comments are strongly encouraged.

Written comments that are submitted by the deadline will be made part of the record; you do not need to speak during the meeting to have standing to appeal.

What happens at most hearings is that testimony is reviewed by the decision makers with some assistance from their staff. If written testimony is specific, to the point, and persuasive, it will be given just as much attention as oral testimony. By necessity, oral testimony is limited in time so that more people can speak, but written testimony has no length limit. It may be effective to summarize your testimony orally and submit the details in writing. Written materials are most effective if submitted at least 10 days prior to the hearing, allowing ample time for review.


Be Prepared

Plan to arrive before the meeting begins. Although there may be other hearings on the agenda, there is no telling how much time they will take. Go ahead and sign in.