The Hearings Officer is an impartial third-party land use attorney contracted by the City of Happy Valley. The Hearings Officer is responsible for applying the City’s Land Development Code in making a decision on applications for a variety of “quasi-judicial” land use applications including: Conditional Use Permits; Home Occupations; Class “C” Variances; Subdivisions and Planned Unit Developments between 10 and 49 lots in size; Design Review for projects including structures between 5,001 and 24,999 square feet in size (with the assistance of a contract architect); and, Major Modifications to previously approved applications.

Meetings are held in the council chambers on an “as needed” basis, Thursdays at 9:00 AM.