Temporary Planning Department Office Closure: COVID-19

In response to Governor Brown’s March 23 executive order (Executive Order 20-12), the City of La Grande Planning Department office is closed to the public.  However, the Department remains open for business for the duration of this executive order. We have implemented telework and work-at-home options for all Department employees, and are committed to continuing to serve the public, answer questions and process land use requests. All staff are available via email and phone, but have been directed to stay home as much as possible.  As needed, we are meeting with customers by appointment only to receive land use applications and exchange other necessary materials. Please stay in touch with us and reach out with any questions.

Michael Boquist, Community Development Director

Phone:  541-962-1306

Email:  mboquist@cityoflagrande.org

Kendra VanCleave, Department Secretary

Phone:  541-962-1307

Email:  kvancleave@cityoflagrande.org

Land Use Applications, Review and Decisions:

·    Administrative: Applications that are subject to administrative review, such as zoning approvals, site plan review, lot line adjustments and minor land partitions will continue to be accepted and processed as timely as possible. 

·      Planning and Landmarks Commission:

o   To protect the public and respond to state guidance on social distancing, all Planning Commission and Landmarks Commission meetings have been canceled for the month of April.

o   Applications subject to a Commission review process will continue to be accepted. They will be reviewed by Planning Department Staff to determine if they are complete or if additional information is needed to address minimum City requirements.  If deemed complete, the application will be temporarily placed on hold for possible consideration in May.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time and we look forward to connecting with you by phone or email.