LCDC considers its “Policy Agenda” at the beginning of each biennium. The commission and the department have given this some preliminary consideration based on the attached report, but would very much like to hear from citizens, stakeholders, local governments and others interested in the land use program. LCDC has scheduled a hearing to consider this topic during its two-day meeting in Salem, September 26-27, 2013. Please take a look at the attached DLCD staff report, which includes recommendations for policy projects, and consider providing feedback, comments and ideas for policy work needed to improve Oregon’s statewide land use planning system.
“Policy projects” are efforts that lead to new or amended land use policies, including rulemaking, special studies, legislative proposals. and other types of projects or workgroups established to propose or refine policy ideas. Several policy projects are required by recent legislation, but LCDC is considering whether to pursue additional projects and would like to hear from the public to help it decide which issues that are most important given limited staff and budget resources.
Comments received by September 9th will be included in the regular commission packet sent to LCDC in advance of the meeting, but comments will be accepted until the time of the meeting. (We have not yet decided whether this hearing will be on Thursday or Friday of that two-day LCDC meeting. This information will be on our website when the LCDC agenda becomes final - http://www.oregon.gov/LCD/Pages/meetings.aspx).
2013-15 Policy Agenda