Urban Area Planning Commission
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 eight members, four appointed by the City Council and confirmed by the Board of County Commissioners, and four 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.
No more than two voting members of the commission may engage principally in the buying, selling or developing of real estate for profit as individuals, or be members of any partnership, or officers or employees of any corporation, that engages principally in the buying, selling or development of real estate for profit. No more than two members shall be engaged in the same kind of occupation, business, trade or profession (ORS 227).
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.
- Susan Tokarz-Krauss (County)
- Mark Collier (County), Chair
- Dat Lam (County)
- Scott Lindberg (County)
- Eric Heesacker (City)
- Loree Arthur (City)
- Lois MacMillan (City)
- L. Ward Nelson (City), Vice Chair
- Mark Trinidad, Staff Liaison
Committee / Commission Application - fill out and submit online.
Apply for Budget Committee - Applications are being accepted for four positions. Special qualification: Residents and Electors of City of Grants Pass. Seek diversity of philosophy and representation of divergent views of the community. Fill out and submit online by January 26, 2024
Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: Citizen-at-large. Fill out and submit online by December 29, 2023
Apply for Parks Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: The Council desires to have a balance of viewpoints and demographic representation including individuals with interest or experience representing athletic leagues, individuals knowledgeable in natural resource preservation, people involved with recurring park events, frequent park users, and individuals who use park family play friendly facilities. A majority of the members should live within the city limits. Fill out and submit online by January 5, 2024
Apply for Bikeways and Walkways Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special qualification: At least four members must represent the interest of walkers and at least four must represent the interest of bicyclists. Fill out and submit online by December 29, 2023
Apply for Collaborative Economic Development Committee - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: Qualifications/experience in business retail. Fill out and submit online by January 12, 2024