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Boards & Commissions

City of Medford Oregon / Boards & Commissions / Planning Commission

The Planning Commission shall act as the advisory agency to the City Council for all Class "A" and "B" actions as set forth in Section 10.111, Authority of the City Council.

The Planning Commission shall conduct its meetings in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order unless other rules are adopted by the Commission.

The Commission serves as the approving authority for the following land use reviews:

  •  Land Use Review
  •  Appeals
  •  Conditional Use Permits
  •  Exception
  •  Park Development Review
  •  Preliminary Planned Unit Development (PUD) Plan
  •  Subdivision Tentative Plat
  •  Zone Change (Minor)

It studies and reports on all proposed code amendments referred to it by the City Council.  When reviewing any such proposed amendments, the Planning Commission shall submit its recommendation and findings to the City Council.

The Commission shall review chapter 10 and report on same to the City Council at least once every five years.  Specifically the Planning Commission shall:

  • Analyze the extent to which development has occurred in the city as compared to the projected growth per the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Recommend any changes in the mapping of zoning districts as determined necessary to accommodate the expected 20-year growth as determined by the Comprehensive Plan.

It serves as the Committee for Citizen Involvement per the Comprehensive Plan.

The Planning Commission acts on the authority provided by Medford Municipal Code Section 10.110(D) through 10.110(G) and the Oregon Revised Statutes Section 227.010 through 227.300.

If you are interested in serving on this Commission, please complete the application.

Meetings Length of Term
Meets on the Second and Fourth Thursday of Each Month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 3rd floor, City Hall 4 years


Name Email Title Term Begin Term End
Matt Brinkley Staff Liaison/Planning Director
David Culbertson Commissioner 7/16/2015 1/31/2024
Joe Foley Commissioner 6/18/2015 1/31/2022
David Jordan Commissioner 12/5/2019 1/31/2025
William Mansfield Commissioner 6/6/2013 1/31/2023
David McFadden Commissioner 2/1/1999 1/31/2022
Mark McKechnie Commissioner 2/1/2015 1/31/2023
EJ McManus Commissioner 2/1/2017 1/31/2025
Jared Pulver Commissioner 2/1/2015 1/31/2023
Terri Richards Recording Secretary
Jeff Thomas Commissioner 1/3/2019 1/31/2024

Upcoming Calendar Events

Date Start End Event Description Location
1/25/2021 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Planning Commission Study Session
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1/28/2021 5:30 PM 9:00 PM Planning Commission Meeting
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Agendas & Minutes

January 28

Planning Commission Agenda Packet

January 25

Planning Commission Study Session Agenda Packet

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