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Urban Growth Boundary Rulemaking Project
Adopted New and Amended Administrative Rules
 
On March 13, 2009, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) adopted new and amended administrative rules concerning urban growth boundaries (UGBs).
 
The new and amended rules clarify requirements regarding the adoption and amendment of UGBs; provide "safe harbors" intended to reduce local government time and cost in amending a UGB; and clarify procedures for LCDC review of UGBs in the manner of periodic review under ORS 197.626.
 
The new and amended rules were filed with the Secretary of State on April 8, 2009, and took effect April 16, 2009.
For more information, please contact Bob Rindy at 503-373-0050 x229, or by email at bob.rindy@state.or.us.
 

Proposed Administrative Rules and Rule Amendments
February 2009
The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is considering the adoption of new and amended administrative rules to clarify and streamline the UGB amendment process and reduce costs to local governments. These proposed new and amended rules are under OAR chapter 660, division 24.
LCDC will hold a public hearing to consider the proposed new rules at its meeting in in Salem on Thursday, March 12 (Agriculture Building, 635 Capitol Street NE). The meeting, which includes other agenda items, will begin at noon.
 
Interested persons may testify during the public hearing regarding the proposed new and amended rules, and/or submit written comments by providing 20 copies to the Commission Assistant.
 
Written comments are encouraged and may be submitted prior to the public hearing as described below. LCDC will accept testimony, including written comments, until the close of the public hearing. However, to be provided to LCDC in advance of the meeting, written comments (one copy is sufficient in this case) must be received at DLCD's Salem office by 5 p.m. on Monday, February 23, 2009.
 
For information about these proposed rules, contact Bob Rindy at 503-373-0050 x229, or by email at bob.rindy@state.or.us.

December 2008
The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is considering the adoption of new and amended administrative rules to clarify and streamline the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) amendment process and reduce costs to local governments.
 
These proposed new and amended rules will be codified under OAR chapter 660, division 24. LCDC may consider additional provisions by interested persons or DLCD during the public comment period.
 
The proposed rules are below, along with the required rulemaking information:
LCDC will hold a public hearing to consider the proposed new rules at its meeting in Tillamook on Thursday, December 4 (Tillamook County Library, 1716 3rd Street). The meeting, which includes other agenda items, will begin at 8:30 a.m. (Link to LCDC reports for Dec. 4, 2008 meeting in Tillamook.) 
 
Interested persons may testify during the public hearing regarding the proposed new and amended rules, and/or submit written comments by providing 20 copies to the Commission assistant.
 
Written comments may also be submitted prior to the public hearing as described below. LCDC will accept testimony, including written comments, until the close of the public hearing. However, written comments to be provided to LCDC prior to the meeting (one copy is sufficient in this case) must be received at DLCD's Salem office by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 2008.
 
For more information about these proposed rules, please contact Bob Rindy at 503-373-0050 x229, or by email at: bob.rindy@state.or.us.

Background
On June 19, 2008, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) directed the department to continue policy work toward streamlining the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) amendment process, initiating “Phase 2” of an ongoing project that had begun in 2004. The commission also appointed a work group to guide this project, described below.
 
LCDC initiated the first phase of this project in 2004, including a work group to guide that effort. Based on recommendations from that work group, LCDC adopted amendments to Statewide Planning Goal 14: Urbanization in 2005, and a new set of administrative rules interpreting the goal, OAR 660, Division 24 in 2006. When it adopted the new rules in 2006, LCDC directed the department to continue working on elements of these rules during the 2007-09 biennium, including ideas that had been discussed but not adopted as part of Phase 1.
 
The Phase 2 work group proposed additional amendments to the UGB rules in the fall of 2008. After a public hearing on these proposals, the work group continued to meet and proposed a final recommendation in January 2009. LCDC held a second public hearing on this recommendation, and adopted the new and amended administrative rules on March 13, 2009.
 
For more information, please contact Bob Rindy at 503-373-0050, x229, or by email at bob.rindy@state.or.us.

Agenda and Minutes of Work Group Meetings
Work Group Meetings
The meetings of the UGB Phase 2 Work Group are open to the public. Please refer to the agenda for the location of each meeting.


 DATE LOCATION AGENDA MINUTES
 July 15, 2008 Salem Agenda Minutes
 August 12, 2008 Salem Agenda Minutes
 Sept. 9, 2008 Salem Agenda Minutes
 Sept. 30, 2008 Salem Agenda Minutes
 Oct. 21, 2008 Salem Agenda Minutes
 Nov. 3, 2008 Salem Agenda 
 Dec. 10, 2008 Salem Agenda
 Jan. 13, 2009 Salem Agenda 
 Jan. 27, 2009 Salem Agenda 
 
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Residential Subcommittee
The meetings of the UGB Phase 2 Work Group Residential Subcommittee are open to the public. Please refer to the agenda for the location of each meeting.


 DATE LOCATION AGENDA MINUTES
 July 9, 2008 Salem Agenda
 
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Commercial/Industrial Subcommittee
The meetings of the UGB Phase 2 Work Group Commercial/Industrial Subcommittee are open to the public. Please refer to the agenda for the location of each meeting.



 DATE LOCATION AGENDA MINUTES
 July 9, 2008 Salem Agenda

Meeting Materials for the Work Group
January 27, 2009

January 13, 2009

November 3, 2008

October 21, 2008

September 30, 2008

September 9, 2008

August 12, 2008

July 15, 2008

Work Group Members
NOTE: The UGB Phase 2 Work Group has formed two subcommittees: Residential and Commercial/Industrial. Subcommittee members have an (R) and/or (C/I) next to their name.
 
Marilyn Worrix (R and C/I)
LCDC (Chair)
 
Don Arambula
Crandall-Arambula, P.C.
 
Barton Brierly (R)
City of Newberg
 
Jon Chandler
Oregon Homebuilders Association
 
Shawn Cleave
Oregon Farm Bureau
 
Brent Curtis
Washington County
 
Jack Duncan (R)
Oregon Housing and Community Services
 
Paul Grove
Oregon Economic and Community Development
 
Shaun Jillions (R)
Oregon Association of Realtors
 
Jim Johnson
Oregon Department of Agriculture
 
Bob LeFeber (C/I)
Commercial Realty Advisors NW
 
Nick Lelack (C/I)
City of Redmond
 
Linda Ludwig
League of Oregon Cities
 
Robert Maestre
Oregon Department of Transportation
 
Mary Kyle McCurdy (R and C/I)
1000 Friends of Oregon
 
Terry Moore
ECONorthwest
 
Kelly Ross
Special Districts Association of Oregon
 
Art Schlack
Association of Oregon Counties
 
Corinne Sherton (C/I)
Johnson & Sherton, P.C.
 
Christine Valentine
Economic Revitalization Team
 
Greg Winterowd
Winterbrook Planning
 
Sandi Young
City of Wilsonville
 
Pat Zimmerman (C/I)
Oregon Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee
 
Bob Rindy, Gloria Gardiner and Bryan González (R and C/I)
Department of Land Conservation and Development