PV/NC Community Involvement
Community Advisory Committee
The City has formed a Community Advisory Committee, or “CAC”, to help develop the PV/NC Comprehensive Plan and assist with community outreach. This 13-member group is comprised of individuals with broad and diverse interests who would like to help guide the Comprehensive Plan process. The group will meet nine times over the course of the planning process.
In addition to the CAC, community members will have plenty of opportunities to hear about area land use and transportation plans and to provide input on how police, schools, parks and public services should be provided. There will be in-person and online workshops and events to share your views. Feel free to reach out to Michael Walter, the city’s Economic & Community Development Director, at any time via the contact information below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Project and Public Engagement Schedule
Project milestones and tasks are separated into three major areas of 1) Research and Learning; 2) Develop Vision and Plan Concepts, and 3) Plan and Code Amendments. The Research and Learning phase takes place first, with existing conditions analyses, inventory, and projections of area resources. In 2019, community members, and the CAC and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) developed the vision for the area and the key concepts of the plan. Plan concepts and policy ideas have been developed and refined through the summer of 2021 (The COVID-19 pandemic caused months of delay). The final phase of the project will involve updating citywide plans and the development code to incorporate the PV/NC Comprehensive Plan. Public involvement opportunities will run concurrently with the entire process, with community events and online outreach.
Local residents, key stakeholders, government agencies, and elected officials all have a role to play in developing the Comprehensive Plan.
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) assists with community outreach and advising on the content and language of the PV/NC Comprehensive Plan. The CAC provides advice to the Planning Commission.
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is comprised of representatives from multiple agencies and service providers. The TAC will guide the technical aspects of the PV/NC Comprehensive Plan, particularly regarding transportation, infrastructure and parks planning. The TAC will provide technical review and coordination between jurisdictions and agencies. The City will appoint the TAC, provide support to their meetings, address inquiries throughout the process, and prepare meeting summaries.
Both the CAC and TAC will meet approximately 10 times with their respective groups through the course of the project.
Local residents and the public are engaged throughout the entire planning process via the project website and social media, as well as at community events, such as community information tables, workshops, and online and in-person open houses. Feedback received from public stakeholders will be summarized and provided to the project team to help inform the comprehensive plan.
The Happy Valley Planning Commission will gather ideas and advice from the public, the CAC and the TAC, and make recommendations to Happy Valley City Council. The City Council will review the recommendations and amend or adopt the plan. The plan will then be forwarded to Metro (regional government) and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD). Metro will comment on and may suggest amendments to the plan. DLCD will ultimately acknowledge the plan prior to its taking effect.