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Metro Urban and Rural Reserves
Metro Urban and Rural Reserves
On January 24 Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) adopted new Urban and Rural Reserve administrative rules  (OAR 660, division 27). LCDC also adopted amendments to conform several existing rules to the new statute and rules (See links below to amended rules under OAR 660, Divisions 4, 11, 21 and 25). The new and amended rules take effect on February 13, 2008.

Background Information:
Senate Bill 1011, enacted by the 2007 Legislature, enables Metro and Metro area counties to designate "Urban and Rural Reserves".  These reserves determine where urban growth boundaries in the Portland Metro region will — and will not — expand to accommodate population and employment growth over the next 40 to 50 years. The legislation directed the LCDC to adopt rules to implement the new statute no later than Jan. 31, 2008.  

LCDC appointed a rulemaking workgroup to assist the Commission and the department in drafting the required rules. The workgroup reached a consensus on the rules proposed for LCDC adoption. The workgroup's past schedules and minutes from its public meetings are also published on this website. The first formal public hearing on the proposed new administrative rules occurred at LCDC's Nov. 29, 2007, meeting in Corvallis. LCDC held a second public hearing and adopted the proposed rules at its January 23rd, 2008, LCDC meeting in Gresham. At that meeting LCDC also adopted conforming amendments to other existing LCDC rules, as follows:
For additional information on these rules, please contact Bob Rindy at 503-373-0050 ext. 229; email bob.rindy@state.or.us, or contact Gloria Gardiner, 503-373-0050 ext. 282; email gloria.gardiner@state.or.us

DLCD Background Materials

Additional Background Materials

Shape The Region Symposium (Metro)
The following link is to Metro's website regarding its "Shape of the Region Symposium." The site includes links to additional background materials that may be considered by the workgroup in drafting administrative rules required by SB 1011.

Working Group Meeting Information

 Sept. 5, 2007 Portland Agenda Minutes
 Sept. 20, 2007 Portland (ODOT) Agenda Minutes Draft Urban Reserves Rule
 Oct. 1, 2007 Portland (DLCD) Agenda Minutes Draft Urban Reserves Rule
 Oct. 15, 2007 Portland (Metro) Agenda Minutes Draft Combined Reserves Rule
 Nov. 5, 2007 Portland (DLCD) Agenda Minutes Draft Combined Reserves Rule
 Dec. 10, 2007 Portland (DLCD) Agenda Draft Combined Reserves Rule
 Jan. 7, 2008 Portland  (Metro) Agenda