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Volunteer sought for state advisory committee
Sept. 17, 2008
 
A new volunteer is being sought from Oregon Congressional District 2  for the state’s Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee (CIAC). CIAC is an eight-person committee that advises the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) and local governments on citizen involvement in land use planning.
 
The committee meets every two months; usually in Salem.
 
CIAC’s work centers on Statewide Planning Goal 1: Citizen Involvement. The committee furthers the goal through activities such as:
  • Writing materials to educate and inform Oregonians about citizen involvement;
  • Gathering and disseminating information about citizen involvement techniques; and
  • Advising LCDC and state and local officials about ways to enhance citizen involvement.
Additional information about CIAC can be found on the Web at:  http://www.oregon.gov/LCD/citizeninvolvement.shtml. Interested candidates are welcome to contact any of the current CIAC members for more information about duties and activities.
 
Completed applications must be received at DLCD by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008.
 
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APPLICATION MATERIALS:
  • Resume
  • Four letters of recommendation and/or references
  • Answers to four questions below (Please answer on a separate sheet of paper.)
APPLICATION QUESTIONS:
  • Please explain why you are interested in this position
  • Please explain any involvement you have had with community planning or citizen involvement committees
  • Please explain any experience you have had with local land use planning actions or issues.
  • Please explain any experience you have had  in writing, editing or producing educational materials
  • Please explain any involvement you have had with state, regional or local advisory boards
Please send application materials to:
Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
Attn: Communications Officer
635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150
Salem, OR 97301
 
Or your can submit your application by:
FAX: 503-378-5518
E-MAIL: cliff.voliva@state.or.us
 

Free guide to citizen involvement in planning now on the Internet
May 14, 2008
 
SALEM – A publication that helps guide and promote citizen involvement in land use planning in Oregon has been updated and is available for free on the Internet.
 
The guide is called: Putting the People in Planning: A Primer on Public Participation in Planning. It is available on the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development’s website at: http://www.oregon.gov/LCD.
 
The guide has two main purposes:
  • To help planners and local government officials carry out Oregon’s Statewide Planning Goal 1: Citizen Involvement; and
  • To explain Goal 1 to non-planners, especially those who serve on citizen committees in cities and counties in Oregon.
The guide was first published in 1992 by the state’s Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee (CIAC). This third edition was rewritten by CIAC, an eight-member volunteer board, and Mitch Rohse, a land use consultant.
 
The guide is also available to city and county officials on CD. Those who would like a CD mailed to them should contact Cliff Voliva, DLCD Communications Officer, at: 503-373-0050 x268, or at cliff.voliva@state.or.us.
 

State completes Measure 49 notice mail-out
March 31, 2008
 
SALEM – The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) completed an 11-week process of mailing more than 10,000 Measure 49 information and election notice packets last Friday.
 
Oregon voters approved Measure 49 last November, modifying Measure 37, by replacing “waivers” of regulations with authorizations to establish a limited number of homesites.
 
The election notice packets were mailed out to property owners who had submitted claims to the state under Measure 37. The Measure 49 election notice provides claimants with three options with regard to residential claims: an express option (1-3 homesites), a conditional option (up to 10 homesites), and a vested option (common-law right to continue development).
 
Each claimant has 90 days, from the date of the individual mailing, to elect one of the options and return their form to the state. Now that the mailing process is complete, the department welcomes any Measure 37 claimant who has not received their packet to contact DLCD staff (see below).
 
“The efficiency with which we completed the mailing, and in turn are receiving completed forms back from claimants, bodes well for Measure 49 benefits being realized by Oregonians,” said Richard Whitman, Director of DLCD. 
 
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Measure 49 contact information:
 
HOTLINE: 503-373-0050 x324
E-MAIL: measure49.info@state.or.us

State begins mailing Measure 49 notices
Jan. 22, 2008
 
SALEM – Oregon landowners who filed claims to the state for compensation under Measure 37 (2004) will begin receiving Measure 49 (2007) information in the mail this week. The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) began mailing out approximately 6,400 Measure 49 Election Notice Packets last Friday.
 
Measure 49 – passed by Oregon voters last November – modifies Measure 37, which waived regulations for property owners back to when they purchased the land.
 
The Measure 49 packets will be mailed out over the next three months. Only those who withdrew their Measure 37 claim will not receive a Measure 49 packet.
 
Measure 49 Election Notice Packets provide three options to those who have already filed Measure 37 claims to the state:
  • An ‘Express Option’ allowing eligible claimants to develop up to three home sites;
  • A ‘Conditional Option,’ which has more stringent requirements, allowing eligible claimants to develop up to 10 home sites; or
  • A ‘Vested Option,’ which allows a Measure 37 claimant to proceed with his/her land development project if he/she incurred substantial costs in good faith to carry out a Measure 37 waiver.
Claimants have 90 days to elect one of the options and return their form to the state.
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More Measure 49 information:
 
HOTLINE: 503-373-0050 x324
DLCD staff will promptly return your call
 
WEBSITE: http://www.oregon.gov/LCD/MEASURE49/index.shtml
The status of the mailings will be updated regularly on the Measure 49 website
 

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DLCD Media Contact
DLCD's media contact is:
 
Cliff Voliva
Communications Officer
Department of Land Conservation and Development
635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150
Salem, OR 97301-2540
Phone: (503) 373-0050 x268
Fax: (503) 378-6033
cliff.voliva@state.or.us