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File #: 20-273    Version: 1
Type: SOB - Matters of special importance to council Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/2/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/13/2020 Final action: 7/13/2020
Title: Planning Commission Appointment Ward(s): All Wards Councilor(s): All Councilors Neighborhood(s): All Neighborhoods Result Area(s): Good Governance
Attachments: 1. Dan Augustyn Application_Redacted, 2. Planning Commission Candidate Questionnaire (Augustyn) - July 2020, 3. Jordan Truitt Application_Redacted, 4. Planning Commission Candidate Questionnaire (Truitt) - July 2020
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TO:                      Mayor and City Council

THROUGH:                      Steve Powers, City Manager

FROM:                      Council Board and Commission Appointments Committee 





Planning Commission Appointment 


Ward(s): All Wards 

Councilor(s): All Councilors 

Neighborhood(s):  All Neighborhoods

Result Area(s): Good Governance  





Shall the City Council appoint one applicant to the Planning Commission for a partial term expiring on December 31, 2020?  






Vote to appoint one applicant to a partial-term position expiring on December 31, 2020.  





The Salem Planning Commission is established in SRC Chapter 6 and provides that the Commission shall consist of nine members to be appointed by the City Council, not more than one of whom shall be a nonresident of the City of Salem.


The Salem Planning Commission acts as an advisory commission to the City Council with a broad scope of concern in promoting the growth and orderly development of the City of Salem. In addition, the Commission reviews and issues decisions regarding a number of quasi-judicial land use applications. 





There is one partial-term vacancy expiring on December 31, 2020. The Council Board and Commission Appointments Committee reviewed applications and recommended the following applicants for consideration:  Dan Augustyn and Jordan Truitt. City Council voted on June 22, 2020, to interview candidates. Copies of the applications and candidates’ responses to the Questionnaire for Planning Commission candidates and are attached. Council will conduct interviews at 5:30 p.m. prior to its July 13, 2020 meeting. 




The Council Board and Commission Appointments Committee reviewed and considered applications on June 5, 2020, and then made recommendations for interviews. 





1  Dan Augustyn - Application (redacted)

2. Dan Augustyn - Responses to Supplemental Questionnaire

3. Jordan Truitt - Application (redacted)

4. Jordan Truitt - Responses to Supplemental Questionnaire