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LCDC Meeting Reports, January 22-23, 2015

LCDC Meeting Reports, January 22-23, 2015

 
Agenda Item 2 – Public Comment
This part of the agenda is for comments on topics not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda. The chair may set time limits (usually three minutes) for individual speakers. The maximum time for all public comments under this agenda item will be limited to 30 minutes. If you bring written summaries or other materials to the meeting please provide the commission assistant with 20 copies prior to your testimony. The commission is unable to take action, at this meeting, on items brought to their attention in this forum.
 
Agenda Item 3 – Rulemaking – Population Forecasting
The commission will conduct a public hearing and may adopt proposed permanent rules establishing OAR 660, div. 32, and amending OAR chapter 660, div. 24, regarding population forecasting.  The proposed rules will provide standards and procedures to implement new statutes regarding population forecasts for land use planning purposes (ORS 195.033 through 195.036).
 
The commission will receive a briefing from the Metro Regional Solutions Team regarding regional priorities and projects. Team members will highlight completed projects, community successes and challenges, and ongoing work to complete regionally significant projects.
 
Agenda Item 5 – City of Portland Comprehensive Plan Update
City staff will inform the commission on the status of the city’s comprehensive plan update, the first major update of the plan since it was adopted in 1980.
 
Tour – Metro Regional Tour
The commission will dine at clarklewis, 1001 SE Water Ave., Portland. After lunch, the tour will begin with a discussion of redevelopment in Portland’s central eastside and SE Division Street and then proceed to Oregon City for a presentation on and a tour of proposed redevelopment at Willamette Falls. During the return trip, the commission will be apprised of and view development activities on the riverfront in West Linn. Representatives from the cities will provide information along the tour route.
 
The commission will conduct a public hearing and may adopt proposed permanent rules establishing OAR 660, div. 29, Measure 49 - Transfer of Development Credits Systems, and proposed related amendments to OAR 660, divs. 4 and 27. The proposed rules will enable counties to establish systems for the transfer of Measure 49 development credits. 
 
Representatives of the Central Lane Metropolitan Planning Organization will present the commission with a status report on scenario planning in the Eugene-Springfield region to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from light vehicles.
 
Agenda Item 8 – Oregon 2050
Representatives of The Oregon 2050 Alliance will brief the commission on the impetus for forming the Alliance and provide an overview of the Alliance goals and four areas of focus: walkability, economic health, food access, and leadership development, to help make Oregon healthy, vibrant, and resilient for all.  Oregon 2050 is an alliance of non-profit organizations dedicated to the intentional creation of a high quality of life; current members include the American Institute of Architects-Portland Chapter, Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association, Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, League of Women Voters of Oregon, Oregon Environmental Council, and the Oregon Public Health Institute.
 
State law (ORS 197.065) requires the department to submit a report to the Legislature analyzing applications approved and denied for certain land uses in exclusive farm use and forest zones. The 2012-13 report will be presented to the commission for its feedback prior to submittal to the Legislature.
 
Agenda Item 10 – Rulemaking-Sage Grouse Habitat Protection (Action)
The Governor’s office has requested the commission initiate rulemaking to amend OAR chapter 660, division 23, “Procedures and Requirements for Complying with Goal 5.”  The rulemaking is intended to help Oregon avoid a listing, or the possible effects of a listing, under the ESA and will complement other work being carried out by the Oregon’s Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon). The requested action includes appointment of a rules advisory committee.
 
Roundtable – Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 294
The commission will meet with invited guests and local government officials to discuss items of local interest.
 
Representatives from Metro will provide the commission with a briefing and status report regarding the Urban Growth Report, a basis for later decisions regarding the urban growth boundary.
 
State law requires commission approval of a DLCD director’s decision to seek review of a local government land use decision. Only the director or department staff on the director’s behalf, the applicant, and the affected local government may submit written or oral testimony concerning commission approval of a director’s recommendation to file or pursue an appeal, or intervention in an appeal, of a land use decision, expedited land division, or limited land use decision.
·         Seabreeze Assoc. v. Tillamook County
 
The commission will receive an update by the director on recent matters concerning the department.
 
Agenda Item 14 – Commission Business
The commission will discuss a department recommendation for the grants advisory committee, meeting dates and locations for 2015, the BAM subcommittee report, and other commission business.
 
Agenda Item 15 – Other Business
The commission reserves this time, if needed for other business.
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