In spite of that, Mr. Helm did more than pay lip-service to the Coalition's arguments. He identified his limitations in interpreting the city's Development Code and we are heartened by his apparent encouragement to the City Council to look at our argument for Master Planning.The group also issued a request for funds to help cover the cost of the appeal. They have until Sept. 15 to file, after which City Council will be tasked with deciding whether or not to take up the appeal.
Therefore, the Coalition has decided to appeal the decision.... During this week's meeting, the City Council outlined the following timetable for itself: make a decision whether or not to hear an appeal(s), by 9/17/14; hold an appeal hearing by 9/29, at the earliest; render its decision on the appeal by 10/13/14 (when the 120 day clock stops ticking).
If the City Council chooses not to hear an appeal(s), we can appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA), which could, among other options, remand the appeal back to the City Council.