Gearhart is taking applications for the Planning Commission. The commission consists of seven volunteer, voting members to be appointed by the mayor with a majority of the City Council.
The term of office for a member shall be four years with terms expiring on Nov. 30 of the fourth year after appointment. Planning commission meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Occasionally the planning commission will hold an additional work session.
Members of the planning commission will be chosen from the residents or the property owners within the city and urban growth boundary.
The commission studies the subdivision of land and make recommendations to the city council, to public officials and to individuals regarding land use, location of thoroughfares, public buildings, parks and other public facilities. The planning commission also studies any other matter relating to the planning and development of the city and surrounding areas.
Applications and questionnaires for the commission may be picked up at Gearhart City Hall at the city’s website. Applications must be returned by Wednesday, Nov. 27. Interviews take place at the Dec. 4 City Council meeting at 7 p.m.