Purpose & Goals

The purpose of Community Planning Organizations (CPOs) is to involve citizens in land use planning in unincorporated Clackamas County. The CPO Program is the method Clackamas County uses to meet one of the Statewide Planning Goals, Goal 1, which is Citizen Involvement. In short, the CPO is a place where you and your neighbors can have a voice in how your community develops.

The following are the Purposes and Goals of the OGCC as stated in its by-laws:

A.    To bring together persons who share a common concern for the Oak Grove Community’s interest and environment.

B.    To inform Citizens in the Oak Grove Community of all proposed developments and/or changes in land use which will affect the area, and to provide an opportunity for Citizen input.

C.    To make recommendations to the County regarding land use, including zoning, conditional use permits, residential and/or industrial development.

D.    To organize the Citizens in the area to establish their own priorities for land use.

E.    To provide the Oak Grove Community with a vehicle for establishing an organized two-way communication channel with public agencies and governmental organizations.

F.    To aid the Oak Grove Community in preserving and enhancing the existing and/or proposed neighborhoods.

G.    To advise County, Regional, State and Federal agencies about the Oak Grove Community’s concerns and problems and suggest solutions for same.

H.    To provide opportunities for Service Districts to update and receive feedback from the Oak Grove Community on services offered.