|Futures of STRs, HD 52 rep to be debated posted on 09/01/2022|
The Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) are
expected to hold a final public hearing of the repeal of county regulations for
Short Term Rentals (STRs) in the unincorporated areas of the county during
September. The hearing was initially scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 8 during a
meeting in June, but the county could not confirm this as an agenda item as of
Monday, Aug. 29.
15 community members from the Mountain community spoke at
the June meeting, and public comments are expected to be received during a
potential September meeting. The commissioners were expected to hold policy
sessions this summer in an attempt to draft an alternative program before the
For agendas on upcoming BCC meetings, visit
https://www.clackamas.us/bcc. More information about STRs is available online
The BCC will also hold a joint session on Wednesday, Sept. 7
with commissioners from Hood River and Multnomah Counties following the
resignation of State Rep. Anna Williams to interview candidates and select a
replacement for the open House District 52 position. Oregon law requires that a
legislative vacancy be filled by county commissioners representing the district
in which the vacancy exists. House District 52 spreads across parts of the
Finalists were selected by the local Democratic Party (as
outlined by state law), since Williams belongs to that party. County
commissioners have no involvement in the selection of finalists. The three finalists are: Kristen Dillon, Lori
Kuechler and Nicholas Walden Poublon.
The person selected will fill the remainder of Williams’
term, which runs through December of this year.
The meeting will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.
7, over Zoom. The public is welcome to virtually attend the proceedings over
Zoom and provide comments during the designated time. Connectivity information can be found at
https://www.clackamas.us/meetings/bcc/other/2022-09-07. The meeting will be posted later to the
county’s YouTube channel and the Clackamas County Government Channel.
By Garth Guibord/MT