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MINUTES
ORO VALLEY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
STUDY SESSION
December 19, 2019
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CAÑADA DRIVE
             
STUDY SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM
Please note - there will be no public comment taken during this study/training session.
             
CALL TO ORDER

Chair Swope called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
             
ROLL CALL
Present: Bob Swope, Chair  
  Hal Bergsma, Commissioner  
  Celeste Gambill, Commissioner  
  Thomas Gribb, Commissioner  
  Ellen Hong, Commissioner  
  Skeet Posey, Commissioner  
  Jacob Herrington, Commissioner Elect  
  Neal Herst, Commissioner Elect  
  Dan Sturmon, Commissioner Elect  
Staff Present: Bayer Vella, Planning Manager
Joe Andrews, Chief Civil Deputy Attorney
David Laws, Permitting Manager
J.J. Johnston, Community and Economic Development Director
Hannah Oden, Senior Planner
Milini Simms, Principal Planner
Patty Hayes, Senior Planning Technician
Attendees: Melanie Barrett, Town Council Liaison
             
STUDY SESSION AGENDA
             
1. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE ROLE, RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDUCT OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
  The Commission, staff and council liaison participated in an exercise to learn everyone's name. Planning Manager Bayer Vella summarized the role and responsibilities of the Commission, emphasizing the importance of the merits of applications, the General Plan and Town Codes. Chair Swope provided a presentation on the key points to serving as chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Staff presented "Good, Bad and Ugly" related to Commission conduct.The Commissioners participated in an exercise to list their top 5 Do's and Don'ts related to Riggins Rules. Each Commissioner shared their most important takeaway from tonight's session.
             
ADJOURNMENT

Chair Swope adjourned the meeting at 8:06 p.m.
I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the minutes of the regular session of the Town of Oro Valley Planning and Zoning Commission of Oro Valley, Arizona held on the 19th day of December, 2019.  I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.

Dated this 23rd day of December, 2019.
 

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Jeanna Ancona
Senior Office Specialist

    

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