​​The City Council appoints one or more members of the Oregon State Bar to serve as Hearings Officer. The Hearings Officer has the authority to hear any matter listed in the Salem Revised Code (SRC) as the responsibility of the Hearings Officer and any matter referred by the City Council.

Duties of the Hearings Officer

The Hearings Officers has the following powers (SRC 2.035):

  • Conduct quasi-judicial hearings
  • Serve as the expedited land division referee
  • Administer oaths or affirmations
  • Serve as a special master
  • Make findings of fact in matters referred by the City Council
  • Prepare a record of quasi-judicial proceedings
  • Make findings of act and conclusions of law in all quasi-judicial proceedings heard by the Hearings Officer.

Notices of public hearings

Document TitleDeadlineCase TypeDescriptionHeard ByHearing Date
Salem Demographics
  
TypeFile SizeLast Updated
Quasi-Judicial Zone Change4485 Kale St NEHearings Officer6/26/2019Northgate; Ward 5zc19-02-hearing-notice-2019-06-26.pdf1156 KBJune 06, 2019
Sign Variance5090 Commercial St SEHearings Officer6/26/2019South Gateway; Ward 4var-si19-01-hearing-notice-2019-06-26.pdf1450 KBJune 06, 2019
Conditional Use and Site Plan Review2490 Ewald Av SEHearings Officer6/26/2019Southeast Mill Creek; Morningside; Ward 2cu-spr19-02-hearing-notice-2019-06-26.pdf791 KBJune 06, 2019
Zone Change and Adjustment2425 Lancaster Dr SEHearings Officer6/26/2019Southeast Mill Creek; Ward 3zc-adj19-01-hearing-notice-2019-06-26.pdf5892 KBJune 06, 2019
Conditonal Use and Site Plan Review3850 Mainline Dr NEHearings Officer7/10/2019Northgate; Ward 5cu-spr19-03-hearing-notice-2019-07-10.pdf1138 KBJune 20, 2019

Agendas, minutes, and staff reports

  
  
  
  
hearings-officer-agenda-2019-06-26.pdf6/26/2019104 KB
hearings-officer-agenda-addendum-a-2019-06-26.pdf6/26/20192121 KB
hearings-officer-agenda-addendum-b-2019-06-26.pdf6/26/20194326 KB
hearings-officer-agenda-addendum-c-2019-06-26.pdf6/26/20192988 KB
hearings-officer-agenda-addendum-d-2019-06-26.pdf6/26/20196120 KB
hearings-officer-agenda-2019-06-12.pdf6/12/2019335 KB
hearings-officer-agenda-addendum-a-2019-06-12.pdf6/12/20198796 KB
hearings-officer-agenda-cancelled-addendum-a-2019-06-12.pdf6/12/2019749 KB
hearings-officer-agenda-revised-addendum-a-2019-06-12.pdf6/12/201913992 KB
hearings-officer-revised-agenda-2019-06-12.pdf6/12/2019335 KB
hearings-officer-agenda-2019-05-09.pdf5/9/2019251 KB
hearings-officer-agenda-addendum-a-2019-05-09.pdf5/9/20194035 KB
hearings-officer-agenda-addendum-b-2019-05-09.pdf5/9/20192981 KB
hearings-officer-agenda-addendum-c-2019-05-09.pdf5/9/20194165 KB
hearings-officer-revised-agenda-2019-05-09.pdf5/9/2019251 KB
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Sep. 11
Hearings Officer Meeting5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2347

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2347 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Sep. 25
Hearings Officer Meeting5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2347

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2347 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Oct. 09
Hearings Officer Meeting5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2347

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2347 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Oct. 23
Hearings Officer Meeting5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2347

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2347 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Nov. 06
Hearings Officer Meeting5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Note: this meeting will take place the first Wednesday of November to accomodate holiday dates. This is usually a public meeting held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2347

Learn more

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2347 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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Salem OR 97301
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