Development Services

The Development Services Division offers a variety of services that preserve and enhance the quality of life for those who visit, live and work in our community. Staffing is comprised of two groups, the Engineering Group and the Planning Group. The Division guides the physical development of the City of Klamath Falls in a manner that encourages sustained growth and protects the character of the community and is responsible for the City's current land use development issues, long range planning strategies, architectural preservation, and regulatory enforcement. The Development Services Division prepares and administers plans, policies and regulations with Federal and State laws and provides technical support to the City Council and the Planning Commission.

Short-range planning involves development review of projects and implementation of land-use plans and policies. Long-range planning involves development of long-term land use plans such as the Comprehensive Plan, neighborhood and area plans, etc. Land-use and long-range planning activities include managing the orderly development and growth of the community by overseeing the implementation of the City of Klamath Falls Comprehensive Plan. Staff administers planning and engineering procedures including: development proposals, requests for zone changes, subdivision plats, variance requests, annexations, street vacations, transportation reviews and business licenses. Other integral duties include: zoning administration, site inspections, and assistance in capital improvement planning.

Contact Information 


Name Title
Scott Souders           Engineer
Joe Wall                     Planning Manager
Karen Burg               Planning Assistant
Janna Micka Engineering Services & Parks Reservations
Ray Schoenemann                Engineering Technician
Kellie Weitman          Engineering Technician
Andrew Lakey Associate Engineer/Project Manager
Brock Tacata              Junior Engineer
Jeff Hansen Engineering Design Specialist/GIS Coordinator