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LCDC Meeting Reports, May 22-23, 2014

LCDC Meeting Reports, May 22-23, 2014

 
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 – Southern Oregon Regional Pilot Program (SORPP)
The commission will receive an update on SORPP.
 
The commission will receive an update from the department and Governor’s Office staff regarding Oregon’s Sage Grouse Conservation Partnership (SageCon) and the state’s All Lands All Threats project. A description of local Sage Grouse conservation efforts may also be provided.
 
Agenda Item 5 – Regional Solutions Team
The commission will receive an update from the department and Governor’s Office staff for the Mid-Willamette Valley Regional Solutions Team (RST) regarding regional priorities and projects. Staff will highlight completed projects, community successes and challenges, and work that is ongoing on regionally significant projects. A representative of a city in the region will update the commission regarding an RST-related project in his community.
 
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 land use decision, Klamath County Goal 4 Exception to change the comprehensive map and zoning designation to train park for rural residential development.
 
Budget and Management Subcommittee
The subcommittee will discuss the department's current budget information. The subcommittee will report to the full commission during the commission meeting.
 
Tour – City of Dallas, Monmouth and Independence
The commission will tour three cities in Polk county; Dallas, Monmouth and Independence. The first stop is in the city of Dallas where city staff will take the commission on a walking tour of the City’s premier blocks on Main Street, and to an old mill site that has received assistance through the department’s Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) program to look at redevelopment potential
 
The second stop is in the city of Monmouth. City staff will provide a brief overview of their downtown revitalization efforts without the Main Street program, but using parallel efforts through urban renewal. Next, the commission will tour residential areas inside the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) that have conservation easements and are prohibiting residential development; followed by a tour of a potential UGB expansion site next to Western Oregon University.
 
The final stop is in the city of Independence where city officials will show the commission two redevelopment sites that received funding from the department’s TGM program. One is scheduled to start redevelopment soon and the other, in the heart of downtown near the Willamette River, has concept planning done.
 
Roundtable – Independence Civic Center, 555 South Main Street, Independence
The commission will meet with invited guests and local government officials to discuss items of local concern.
 
Agenda Item 7 – Executive Session (Closed to the Public)
The commission will conduct an executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(h) to discuss pending litigation.
 
The commission will conduct a public hearing and possibly adopt minor and technical amendments to the Transportation Planning Rules (TPR) at OAR chapter 660, division 12. The proposed minor and technical amendments exempt Milton-Freewater from requirements related to metropolitan planning organizations, clarify terms used for metropolitan areas, correct an administrative filing error, and update a reference to population forecasting in response to recent legislation.
 
The commission will receive a summary and possibly approve, conceptually, the 2015-17 Agency Request Budget including potential adjustments to the department’s 2015-17 base budget through policy packages.
 
Agenda Item 10 – Commission Business
The commission will receive an update from the Budget and Management Subcommittee.
 
The commission will consider the City of Portland’s request to withdraw its economic opportunities analysis from its periodic review Task 2 submittal, previously approved by the commission, and whether to adopt a final order approving the remaining four elements of the Task 2 submittal. Oral argument is limited to the appellants, parties and the local government. The chair may limit time for testimony and may set time limits (usually three minutes) for individual speakers.
 
Department staff will provide a presentation about GreenSTEP, a modeling tool used by Metro and other metropolitan areas. The model was developed by the Oregon Department of Transportation to estimate vehicle travel and emissions from scenarios that combine land use and transportation policies and actions.
 
The commission will receive an update by the director on recent matters concerning the department.
 
The commission will re-open its hearing, continued from March 14, 2014, to adopt its tentative remand decision or to stay the case for mediation (if the parties so propose).
 
The commission will receive and update on work by the department and the UGB Rules Advisory Committee (UGB-RAC) to propose new administrative rules in 2015 establishing a streamlined urban growth boundary (UGB) amendment process. HB 2254 (2013) requires the commission to adopt new rules.
 
The commission will receive a status update on the development of the department’s strategic plan.
 
The commission will receive an update on the work of the CIAC.
 
The commission will receive a briefing on the Court of Appeals remand of the commission’s order for Metro’s Urban and Rural Reserves and the adjustments made by HB 4078.
 
Agenda Item 19 – Other Business
The commission reserves this time, if needed for other business.