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Mass gatherings hearing cancelled

Commission chairman decides the proposed changes are not necessary


Clackamas County Commissioners won’t be hearing residents' views on proposed code amendments for mass gatherings any time soon.

They’ve already heard too much.

The public hearing, scheduled during the 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, regular meeting of the commission has been cancelled.

Commission Chairman John Ludlow has decided to remove the public hearing from the meeting’s agenda. The board, therefore, will not act on the proposed code amendments for outdoor mass gatherings in the unincorporated county.

“I do not anticipate this proposal coming back before the Commission,” Ludlow said in a written statement.

“The board has received a great deal of testimony, emails and feedback, sharing concerns. I have come to the conclusion that the proposed code amendments are not necessary. County staff has been outstanding, and I thank them for their diligence.”

The hearing was to have been held during the board's business meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18.