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Timelines and Procedures

In order not to restrict any person from testifying but, rather, to encourage everyone to do so, the Canby Planning Commission shall try to adhere as closely as possible to the following timelines:

Applicant or representative(s) - not more than 15 minutes
Proponent; not more than 5 minutes
Opponents; not more than 5 minutes
Rebuttal; not more than 10 minutes

Everyone present is encouraged to testify, even if it is only to concur with previous testimony. All questions must be directed through the Chair. Any evidence to be considered must be submitted to the hearing body for public access. All written testimony received both for and against shall be summarized by staff and presented briefly to the hearing body during the Staff Report.

The applicable substantive criteria are those listed on the agenda sheet available at the rear of the room and on page 2 of the staff report. Testimony and evidence must be directed toward the applicable substantive criteria listed on page 2 of the staff report or other criteria in the Comprehensive Plan or land use regulations which the person believes to apply to the decision.

Failure to raise an issue accompanied by statements or evidence sufficient to afford the decision maker and the parties an opportunity to respond to the issue, precludes appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals based on that issue.

Prior to the conclusion of the initial evidentiary hearing, any participant may request opportunity to present additional evidence or testimony regarding the application. The Planning Commission shall grant such request by continuing the public hearing or leaving the record open for additional written evidence or testimony. Any such continuance of extension shall be subject to the limitations of the so called 120 day rule, unless the continuance or extension is requested or agreed to by the applicant.

If additional documents or evidence are provided by any party, the Planning Commission may, if requested, allow a continuance or leave the record open to allow the parties a reasonable opportunity to respond. Any such continuance or extension of the record requested by an applicant shall result in a corresponding extension of the so-called 120 day time period.

Last Update: April 17, 2017