Planning Commission

The Springfield Planning Commission is a seven-member volunteer Commission appointed by the Mayor and City Council. It is staffed by the Community Development Division within the Department of Development and Public Works.

Charge of the Planning Commission

  1. Make recommendations to the City Council concerning legislative adoption or amendments of land use plans and land use regulations, in accordance with state law. Such plans and regulations include, but are not limited to, the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area General Plan, the Springfield Comprehensive Plan, Neighborhood Refinement Plans, Functional Plans, and the Springfield Development Code.
  2. Make land use decisions on quasi-judicial development proposals. In reviewing the development proposals, the Commission must act impartially and in accordance with land use plans and regulations that have been adopted by the City Council.
  3. The Commission serves as the City’s Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI) whose charge is to review and approve citizen involvement strategies for compliance with the required components of the Citizen Involvement Program for land use planning issues.


Membership
Commissioners are appointed to four-year terms. Of the seven members, two members may live outside the City limits. No more than two members shall be engaged in the same kind of business, trade, profession or occupation. The City’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Community Development Advisory Committee each include a Planning Commissioner in their membership. Commissioners may also be asked to serve on project specific committee’s.

Commissioner Appointment Date Term Expiration Date Email Contact
Sophie McGinley, Chair
10/1/2018
10/1/2022
smcginley@springfield-or.gov
Grace Bergen
4/2/2018
7/31/2021
gbergen@springfield-or.gov
Open Position
1/1/2021
 12/31/2024
Michael Koivula (2nd Term)
2/4/2019
2/4/2023
mkoivula@springfield-or.gov
Andrew Landen, Vice-Chair
4/20/2015
10/1/2022
alanden@springfield-or.gov
Kuri Gill
10/1/2018
2/5/2023
kgill@springfield-or.gov
Matt Salazar
1/1/2021
12/31/2024
msalazar@springfield-or.gov


Meeting Dates & Times
Meetings are typically held the first and third Tuesday of every month. Due to COVID-19 precautions, all meetings are virtual. Unless otherwise noticed in advance, work sessions begin at 6:00 pm and regular sessions begin at 7:00 pm. All regular sessions include “Business from the Audience” which is an opportunity for the public to speak to the Commission about items not otherwise on the agenda.

Meeting Agenda
To see Planning Commission meeting agendas and provide comments on upcoming land use actions, please go to SpringfieldOregonSpeaks .  You can also view video recordings of meeting back to October 2020 at this location.

For meeting agendas, minutes, and audio recordings of meetings held in 2020 or earlier please scroll down.

City Staff Contacts
Tom Boyatt (tboyatt@springfield-or.gov), DPW Community Development Deputy Director, 541.726.3697
Sandy Belson (sbelson@springfield-or.gov), Comprehensive Planning Manager, 541.736.7135
Brenda Jones (bjones@springfield-or.gov), Management Specialist, 541.726.3610

Resources
Springfield Municipal Code Chapter 2 describes the City Planning Commission in Section 4.
The City’s Comprehensive Planning webpage includes links to Springfield’s adopted plans.
The Oregon Planning Commission Handbook explains Oregon’s statewide planning program.
The Oregon Land Use Planning Online Training provides an overview of planning principles and practices in Oregon.
The City Attorney’s Office provides regular training on Ethics, Public Meetings and Public Records.

Meeting Recordings, Agenda’s and Staff Reports

2020

DATE AGENDA AND STAFF REPORTS  CCI or WORK SESSION RECORDINGS REGULAR SESSION RECORDINGS PC Minutes Work and Regular
2020-12-15
Agenda: CCI Meeting
Staff Reports: Item 1     Item 2
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-12-01
Meeting Cancelled
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-11-17
Agenda: CCI Meeting
Staff Reports: CCI Meeting
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work  CCI  and/or Regular
2020-11-03
Meeting Cancelled
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-10-20
Meeting Cancelled
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-10-06
Agenda: Work and/or Regular
Staff Reports: Work and/or Regular
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-09-22
Agenda: Work and/or Regular
Staff Reports: Work and/or Regular
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-09-15
Meetings Cancelled
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-09-09
Agenda: Work and/or Regular
Staff Reports: Work and/or Regular
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-07-21
Meetings Cancelled
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-07-07
Agenda: CCI and Work
Staff Reports: Work and/or CCI Regular
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-06-16
Agenda: Work and/or Regular
Staff Reports: Work and/or Regular
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-06-02
Meetings Cancelled
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-05-19
Agenda: Work and/or Regular
Staff Reports: Work and/or Regular
CCI or Work Session
Regular Meeting
Work and/or Regular
2020-05-05
Agenda: Work and/or Regular
Staff Reports: Work and/or Regular
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-04-21
Agenda: CCI and Work
Staff Reports: CCI and/or Work
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-04-07
Agenda: Work and/or Regular
Staff Reports:Work and/or Regular
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-03-17
Agenda: CCI and Work
Staff Reports: CCI or Work
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work  CCI and/or Regular
2020-03-03
Agenda: Work and/or Regular
Staff Reports: Work and/or Regular
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-02-19
Meetings Cancelled
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-02-04
Agenda: Work and/or Regular
Staff Reports: Work and/or Regular
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2020-01-21
Agenda: Work and/or Regular
Staff Reports: Work and/or Regular
Work and/or Regular

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2019

DATE CCI or WORK SESSION RECORDINGS REGULAR SESSION RECORDINGS PC Minutes Work and Regular AGENDA AND STAFF REPORTS
2019-12-03
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Part I
Work and/or Regular
2019-11-19
Meeting Cancelled
2019-11-05
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2019-10-15
Meeting Cancelled
2019-10-01
CCI or Work Session Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2019-09-17
CCI or Work Session
Work and/or Regular
2019-09-04
CCI or Work Session
Work and/or Regular
2019-08-06
CCI or Work Session
Work and/or Regular
Agenda and Packet
Testimony re: Appeal of Tree Felling Permit
811-19-000016-TYP2
2019-07-16
CCI or Work Session
Work and/or Regular
2019-07-02
Work and/or Regular
2019-06-18
CCI or Work Session
Work and/or Regular
2019-06-04
Work and/or Regular
2019-05-21
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2019-05-07
CCI or Work Session
Work and/or Regular
2019-04-16
Training Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2019-04-02
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2019-03-19
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2019-03-05
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2019-02-20
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2019-02-05
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2019-01-15
CCI or Work Session
Regular Session
Work and/or Regular

Space

2018

DATE CCI or WORK SESSION RECORDINGS REGULAR SESSION RECORDINGS PC Minutes Work and Regular AGENDA AND STAFF REPORTS
2018-12-18
Work and/or Regular
2018-12-04
Work and/or Regular
2018-11-20
Work and/or Regular
2018-11-06
No Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2018-10-16
Work and/or Regular
2018-10-02
No Work Session
No Regular Session
Work and/or Regular
2018-09-18
Work and/or Regular
2018-09-5
No Regular Session
Work Minutes
Part I
Part II
2018-08-15
Work and/or Regular
2018-07-17
No Regular Session
CCI Minutes
2018-07-03
Meeting Cancelled
2018-06-19
Meeting Cancelled
2018-06-05
Meeting Cancelled
2018-05-15
No Work Session
Regular
2018-05-08
No Work Session
2018-05-01
Meeting Cancelled
2018-04-17
No Regular Session
No Minutes
No Agenda Packet
2018-04-02
2018-03-20
No Work Session
2018-03-06
Regular Session
Part I
Part II

CCI Meeting
Joint Regular Minutes

2018-02-21
No Work Session
Work and/or Regular
2018-02-06
No Work Session

Regular Session
Part I
Part II

Work and/or Regular
2018-01-23

Regular Session
Part I
Part II

Work and/or Regular
2018-01-17
No Work Session
Work and/or Regular
Agenda and Packet

Space

2017

DATE
CCI or WORK SESSION RECORDINGS
REGULAR SESSION RECORDINGS
AGENDA AND STAFF REPORTS
2017-12-05
Meeting Cancelled
2017-11-21
Regular Session Cancelled
2017-11-08
Work Session Cancelled
Regular Session
Part I
Part II
2017-10-17
Work Session Cancelled
2017-10-03
Regular Session Cancelled
2017-09-19
Work Session Cancelled
2017-09-06
Work Session Cancelled
2017-07-18
Regular Session Cancelled
2017-07-05
Meeting Cancelled
2017-06-20
Regular Session Cancelled
2017-06-06
2017-05-16
Meeting Cancelled
2017-05-02
Meeting Cancelled
2017-04-18
2017-04-04
2017-03-21
Regular Session Cancelled
2017-03-07
Work Session Cancelled
2017-02-22
2017-02-07
Work Session Cancelled
2017-01-24
Agenda and Packet

Space

2016

DATE
CCI or WORK SESSION RECORDINGS
REGULAR SESSION RECORDINGS
AGENDA AND STAFF REPORTS
2016-12-20
Work Session Cancelled
2016-12-06
Regular Session Cancelled
2016-11-15
Meeting Cancelled
2016-11-01
Meeting Cancelled
2016-10-18
Meeting Cancelled
2016-10-04
Meeting Cancelled
2016-09-20
2016-09-07
2016-07-19
Meeting Cancelled
2016-07-06
Meeting Cancelled
2016-06-21
Meeting Cancelled
2016-06-07
2016-05-17
Meeting Cancelled
2016-05-03
Regular Session Cancelled
2016-04-19
Work Session Cancelled
2016-04-05
Meeting Cancelled
2016-03-15
Meeting Cancelled
2016-03-01
2016-02-17
Meeting Cancelled
2016-02-02
Meeting Cancelled
2016-01-20
CCI and Work Session

2015

DATE
CCI or WORK SESSION RECORDINGS
REGULAR SESSION RECORDINGS
AGENDA AND STAFF REPORTS
2015-12-22
2015-12-15
2015 12 01
Meeting Cancelled
2015 11 17
2015 11 04
Meeting Cancelled
2015 10 20
2015 10 06
Meeting Cancelled
2015 09 15
Meeting Cancelled
2015 07 21
Meeting Cancelled
2015 07 07
Work Session
2015 06 16
2015 06 02
2015 05 19
2015 05 05
2015 04 21
2015 04 07
Meeting Cancelled
2015 03 17
2015 03 03
2015 02 18
2015 02 03
2015 01 21