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Johnson City keeps its Planning Commission alive

At its meeting last week, the Johnson City Council agreed to add Joan Lawson to the city’s Planning Commission.

Officials in one of Oregon’s smallest cities, at around 600 people, hope the appointment will help fulfill the minimum requirement needed for a quorum considering land-use proposals.

Under city ordinance, the commission is supposed to be made up of three people. However, two commissioners resigned, leaving Bill Mordock as the sole commissioner.

Councilors at the June 16 meeting pointed out that Lawson has been an active member of the Johnson City community for the past few years since moving from Hillsboro, helping with Johnson City’s Picnic in the Park event and Operation Santa.

“She’s always been at Picnic in the Park,” Mayor Kay Mordock said. Lawson also previously was on the Lafayette City Council in Yamhill County during the 1980s.

Lawson joined the commission because she “wanted something to do.”

She will officially become part of the Planning Commission at the next City Council meeting in July. The council will distribute fliers encouraging one more person to join Mordock and Lawson.




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