Urban Area Planning Commission

Purpose
The Grants Pass Urban Area Planning Commission (UAPC) is the advisory agency to the City Council for land use procedures as set forth in Article 7.045 of the City of Grants Pass Development Code.

The UAPC consists of 8 members, 4 appointed by the City Council and confirmed by the Board of County Commissioners, and 4 appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, and confirmed by the City Council.

The members must reside or own property within the Urban Growth Boundary and be residents of Josephine County, and shall generally represent the 4 wards of the City of Grants Pass and their future expansion North of the Rogue River, and the 3 geographic areas south of the Rogue River: Fruitdale, Harbeck and Redwood.

Responsibilities
The Urban Area Planning Commission has the authority:
  • To make a final decision on all land use matters requiring a Type III procedure
  • To make recommendations to the City Council or Board of County Commissioners on all land use matters requiring a Type IV procedure
  • When requested by the Board and Council, to make recommendations to the City Council and Board of County Commissioners on land use matters of joint deliberation requiring a Type V procedure
Members
  • Gerard Fitzgerald (County), Chair
  • Jim Coulter (County), Vice Chair
  • Loree Arthur (City)
  • David Kellenbeck (City)
  • Lois MacMillan (City)
  • Blair McIntire (County)
  • Dan McVay (County)
  • Robert Wiegand (City)
  • Lora Glover, City Staff Support
  • Rick Riker, Council Liaison
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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