Planning-Virtual Meetings

Upcoming Virtual Public Meeting

Below are the schedules for Hearing Examiner and Planning Commission meetings. If you want to watch the meeting, select the YouTube link. To testify during the meeting, please use the sign-up form to indicate your intent, then select the Zoom link for the specific meeting you are interested in below on the day and time of the respective meeting. 

*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 August 6, 2020 6:00pm
Project Planner-Vlad Finkel:
ZON20-0002 Loren Webb
Project Planner-Vlad Finkel:
ZON20-0003 Henneberg Trust
Project Planner-Mary Shaw:
APP20-0001 Holly Kincaid-MIN19-0063 

Thursday August 20, 2020 6:00pm
Project Planner-Vlad Finkel:
ZON20-0001 M&P Eberle 
Project Planner-Vlad Finkel:
ZON20-0005 Michael Andrews

Thursday September 3, 2020 6:00pm
Project Planner-Vlad Finkel:
CUP20-0004 Stephen Nelson

Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:00pm
Project Planner-Vlad Finkel:
CUP19-0004 Hayden Lake 7th
Day Adv Church
Project Planner-Zach Trevino:
ZON20-0004 Dolan Land 

Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:00pm
Project Planner-Zach Trevino:
CUP20-0008 Greenferry Water/Sewer
Project Planner-Vlad Finkel:
VAR20-0005 First Light Properties
Project Planner-Vlad Finkel:
VAR20-0006 First Light Properties


Sign Up Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 869 3155 7715
Contact Planner for Zoom password

Watch Live (YouTube)

Planning Commission Meetings
Planning Commission Hearing Date Agenda Sign-Up to Testify Testify Virtually (Zoom) Watch Live (YouTube)
August 18, 2020 6:00pm
Project Planner: 
Case No ORA13-0002 Hauser ACI

August 27, 2020 6:00pm
Project Planner: Amy Hilland
Case No ORA20-0001-Re-Entry Facility


Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 845 5254 1697 
Passcode: 256743
Mobile: 1 253 215 8782

Meeting ID: 853 7993 9475
Passcode: 366396
Mobile: 1 253 215 8782 

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.