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UGB Streamlining

Adopted Rules

On December 4, 2015, the Land Conservation and Development Commission adopted the following rules regarding the simplification of the Urban Growth Boundary Amendment Process. These rules implement related legislation enacted by the 2013 Oregon Legislature (HB 2254, codified as ORS 197A). These rules are effective January 1, 2016.

*Note: the Oregon Administrative Rules are maintained by the Oregon Secretary of State's office. The official version of the rule will be available on their website.

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Proposed Rules and Rulemaking Hearing

The commission will hold a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. on December 3, 2015 in Salem and potentially adopt the following proposed rules:

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The commission will hold a public hearing September 25, 2015 in Astoria to hear an update from staff and accept public comment.

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Summary

oregonlanduseplanning.jpgThe 2013 legislature enacted (HB 2254;codified at ORS 197A) to provide for new, simplified optional methods that growing cities may use to evaluate the capacity of their urban growth boundaries (UGBs) and to amend those boundaries as necessary. The law requires the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) to adopt rules to establish these methods before January 1, 2016. LCDC has appointed a rules advisory committee to assist in development of these rules. Information regarding development of UGB streamlining rules is provided below.

 

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Advisory Committee Meetings

If you would like to be on the mailing list for meeting notices and general project updates, please email Casaria Taylor. All meetings are open to the public.

 

Date ​Location Documents
​October 31, 2013

​Local Government Center
Salem, OR

​November 26, 2013 DLCD Basement Hearing Room
Salem, OR
​April 17, 2014 DLCD Basement Hearing Room
Salem, OR
​August 15, 2014 DLCD Basement Hearing Room
Salem, OR
​September 18, 2014

League of Oregon Cities Room 113
Salem, OR

​October 16, 2014

DLCD Basement Hearing Room
Salem, OR

​November 20, 2014

DLCD Basement Hearing Room
Salem, OR

​January 28, 2015

DLCD Basement Hearing Room
Salem, OR

​April 28, 2015
​June 11, 2015
​July 15, 2015
​August 26, 2015
​September 17, 2015
​October 1, 2015
​October 14, 2015
​October 29, 2015
  • ​Agenda (coming soon)
  • Notes (coming soon)
​November 18, 2015
  • ​​Agenda
  • Notes (coming soon)
 

                 

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Advisory Committee

The Land Conservation and Development Commission has established this Urban Growth Boundary Rules Advisory Committee to assist the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) in drafting proposed rules for consideration by LCDC, and to achieve the requirements of law described above.

 

LCDC Liaison​ ​
​Catherine Morrow
Chair
Greg Macpherson
Committee Members​ ​
Alissa Hansen ​Christe White
​Damian Syrnyk ​Gil Kelley​
​Erin Doyle Jeff Condit
​John VanLandingham​ ​Jon Chandler​
​Mary Kyle McCurdy Pamela Barlow-Lind
​Nick Lelack ​Shaun Jillions​
Peggy Lynch ​Steve Faust
Stephan Lashbrook​ Richard Whitman
Terry Moore
State Agencies Participating​ ​
​Jerri Bohard ​Department of Transportation
Jevra Brown​ ​Department of State Lands
​Jim Johnson ​Department of Agriculture
Joy Vaughan​ ​Department of Fish and Wildlife
​Lynn Schoessler Business Oregon​
​Gail Krumenauer ​Employment Department
 

 

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How to Participate

You may submit written comments on the rulemaking to:

Land Conservation and Development Commission
c/o Casaria Taylor
635 Capitol St., Ste. 150
Salem, Oregon 97301
or via email to: Casaria Taylor

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DLCD Staff Contacts

Bob Rindy, Policy Analyst
635 Capitol St., Ste. 150
Salem, Oregon 97301
(503) 934-0008

Gordon Howard, Urban Planning Specialist
635 Capitol St., Ste. 150
Salem, Oregon 97301
(503) 934-0034

Carrie MacLaren, Deputy Director
635 Capitol St., Ste. 150
Salem, Oregon 97301
(503) 934-0051

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