Planning-Virtual Meetings

Upcoming Virtual Public Meeting

Below are the schedules for Hearing Examiner meetings, Planning Commission meetings. and BOCC Hearings. If you want to watch the meeting, select the YouTube link. To testify during the meeting please select the Zoom link for the specific meeting you are interested in below on the day and time of the respective meeting. 

Hearing Examiner Dates

*Please contact assigned Planner for Zoom meeting password. 208-446-1070
Hearing Examiner Dates: Agenda Sign Up to Testify Testify Virtually (Zoom) Watch Live (YouTube)
Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:00pm
Case No. VAR20-0014, Jeffery and Ginger Carter
for a variance to the minimum lot size
requirement of 4.500 net (5.000 gross) acres
in the Rural zone.

Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:00pm
Case No. ZON20-0011, a request by Steve 
Payment for a Zone Change from Agricultural to
Rural of a parcel measuring approximately
10.046 acres in size. 

Meeting ID: 879 1978 7098
Passcode: 165592

Meeting ID: 839 7209 8469
Passcode: 135578

Planning Commission Hearing Dates

Planning Commission Meetings
Planning Commission Hearing Dates: Agenda Sign-Up to Testify Testify Virtually (Zoom) Watch Live (YouTube)
February 11, 2021 1:00PM
A. Current policy work plans status update
B. Phase II policy implementation recommendations

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BOCC Hearing Dates

BOCC Hearings
BOCC Hearing Dates: Agenda Sign-Up to Testify Testify Virtually Watch Live (YouTube)
March 4, 2021 9:00am
Case No. ZON20-0009, Jessant T. Spencer to
complete a Zone Change from Agriculture to
Light Industrial on parcel of land approximately
18.5 acres in size

March 11, 2021 6:00pm
Case No. CUP19-0004, Upper Columbia
Corporation of Seventh Day Adventist, for a
Conditional Use Permit to establish a Private
School and Place of Worship located on
approximately 10 acres in the Agricultural zone.

March 18, 2021 9:00am
Case No. VAC20-0002, a request by John and
Rachelle Hubbard to vacate a portion of an 80-
foot wide unimproved private road easement 
within the plat of Shamrock Ranch II.

Resolution No. 2021-10 Community Development
Fee Schedule. The current fee schedule was
adopted via Resolution No. 2019-35, enacted on
April 25, 2019, and amended via Resolution No.
2019-89, enacted on November 21, 2019. 

Meeting ID: 823 6069 0327
Passcode: 362580

Meeting ID: 859 4016 1405
Passcode: 196943

Meeting ID: 859 0172 6859
Passcode: 470865

Governor Little made a proclamation that clarified Open Meeting Laws during this state of emergency include an option for communities to hear and decide applications through telecommunication devices.

Therefore, future Kootenai County public meetings will take place virtually using the Zoom online meeting application. Testimony will also be heard through the Zoom online meeting application. Public comments will be taken during the virtual public hearings by indicating a “raised hand” through the Zoom online meeting application.  If you wish to provide oral testimony for the June 18th hearing, please sign up in advance of the meeting here.

For instructions on how to participate in the virtual meetings, please contact Community Development at 208-446-1070. 

Future public meetings will also be available to view live on the Kootenai County YouTube channel .

Comments submitted on YouTube however will not be included in the record.

If you are interested in participating in the hearing via Zoom AND also plan to watch the YouTube livestream, please mute the device playing the livestream to eliminate echoing.

Physical attendance at the public hearings may be allowed  at some point in the future with distancing guidelines IF the stay at home order (stipulating no more than ten people shall physically gather at the same time) is lifted PRIOR to the scheduled public hearing dates.   Please watch the Community Development website for updates to scheduling.

Additional information may be obtained from Kootenai County Community Development, 451 N. Government Way, P.O. Box 9000, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816-9000, 208-446-1070.

How to Participate

Preparing for the Virtual Public Hearing

  • Virtual hearings are hosted through Zoom. Prior to the hearing, download the meeting software. Go to to learn more.
  • Those that wish to testify are encouraged to test their settings using the Zoom Meeting Test. This is available at
  • All hearings start promptly at 6:00 p.m. Use the link provided in the table above to attend a meeting you wish to attend/participate. It is recommended that you have the Zoom meeting portal up and ready before the meeting.

During the Virtual Public Hearing

  • Please be patient, as this is a new process for all of us.
  • Please be respectful of others and in the delivery of your testimony. We reserve the right to silence or remove any participant who is not respectful during public testimony.
  • All public hearings are moderated by an emcee who will allow participants (called “Attendees” in Zoom) to speak in an orderly fashion similar to the typical public hearing procedures.
  • If you experience technical difficulties, please contact the Zoom Help Center.