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LCDC Meeting Report May 19-20, 2016

LCDC Meeting Reports May 19-20, 2016

Item 1 Approve 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.

Item 3 Wildfire Risk and Community Wildfire Protection Plans
Department staff and Tom Fields from the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will provide a presentation on wildfire risk on forest land and current ODF and DLCD planning efforts to mitigate the risk.

Item 3 - Exhibit 1

Item 3 - PowerPoint Presentation

Item 4 Regional Solutions Team
The Regional Solutions Team will report on the priorities set by the Regional Solutions Advisory Committee and specific projects that the team has been working on.

Item 4 - PowerPoint Presentation 1

Item 4 - PowerPoint Presentation 2

Item 5 Southern Oregon Regional Pilot Project
Department staff and Kelly Madding, Jackson County Development Services Director, will update the commission on progress of the Southern Oregon Regional Pilot Program (SORPP).

Item 6 Nonresource Lands Project
The commission will receive a briefing regarding the “Nonresource Lands” project and an overview of the definitions for farm and forest lands. The project addresses policy needs related to planning for rural land that is not farm or forest land or subject to an exception to the farm and forest land goals. The 2015-2017 LCDC Policy Agenda includes this project.

Item 6 - PowerPoint Presentation

Item 7 Local Officials Advisory Committee Joint Meeting
The commission will meet with its Local Officials Advisory Committee (LOAC) and receive an update about the work of the LOAC.

12:00 p.m. – Brewery Tour and Lunch
The commission tour will begin with an on-site tour of Calapooia Brewing Company, one of Albany’s urban renewal partnerships, before lunch. During lunch, Greg Verret, Community Development Director for Benton County, will brief the commission on recent examples of issues they have had in establishing multi-purpose trails through resource land.

1:00 p.m. – Regional Tour
After lunch, the commission will board a trolley for a tour of Talking Water Gardens, Albany’s award-winning engineered treatment wetland, with Mayor Sharon Konopa. Next, City Manager Wes Hare will continue the trolley tour to some of the city’s urban renewal projects. Finally, we’ll have a tour of one of Albany’s agricultural facilities (details pending). The tour will conclude by 4:00 p.m.

The trolley will leave from Calapooia Brewing. Community members are invited to tour with the commission, but they may need to supply their own transportation.

5:00 p.m. – Commission Reception
The city of Albany will host a reception where the commission will meet with invited guests and local government officials.

Item 8 Affordable Housing Hatfield Update
Hatfield Fellow, Julia McKenna, and Pegge McGuire, Director of Housing and Energy Services, Community Services Consortium will present a research update including snapshots of case study areas Corvallis/Albany and Hood River/The Dalles, a summary of main findings, and possibilities for future work.

Item 8 - Exhibit 1

Item 8 - Exhibit 2

Item 8 - PowerPoint Presentation

Item 9 Discussion and Acknowledgment of the Department’s 2017-19 Agency Requested Budget
The commission will receive a summary and conceptually approve the 2017-19 Agency Request Budget including potential adjustments to the department’s 2017-19 base budget through policy packages.

Item 9 - Exhibit 1

Item 9 - Exhibit 2

Item 10 Initiate Rulemaking – Affordable Housing Pilot Project
The department will recommend that the commission initiate the administrative rulemaking process required by HB 4079 (2016), including the appointment of a rules advisory committee. HB 4079 concerns the establishment of a pilot project to authorize the expansion of urban growth boundaries to provide land dedicated for affordable housing.. Research will be required to support this rulemaking effort, particularly for setting the criteria for such UGB expansions.

Item 11 Grants Program Update
Department staff will provide the commission with a mid-biennium status update regarding the Transportation and Growth Management, Coastal, and General Fund grant programs.

Item 12 Initiate Rulemaking – Amend the Transportation Planning Rules to Clarifying that Local Governments may Mitigate Across Jurisdictions
The department will recommend that the commission initiate the administrative rulemaking process required by SB 120, enacted in the 2015 session, including the appointment of a rules advisory committee. SB 120 concerns the ability of a city or county to propose transportation improvements outside of that city or county in certain circumstances when the city or county is considering an amendment to a functional plan, comprehensive plan, or land use regulation. The rulemaking effort is expected to be limited to a small change to an existing rule to clarify that certain improvements may be made outside of a city or county.

Item 13 Initiate Rulemaking – Comprehensive Plan Update Requirements Following an Urban Growth Boundary Amendment under the New Simplified Method
The department will recommend that the commission initiate the administrative rulemaking process to address the requirement in ORS 197A.325(3) that the commission provide in rule an alternative to periodic review for cities that have completed an urban growth boundary amendment under the new simplified process. This initiation will include the appointing a rules advisory committee.

Item 13 - Supplemental Report

Item 14 Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Scenario Analysis
The commission will receive a presentation from department staff and Ali Bonakdar from the Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) on the recently completed Scenario Analysis project, the second phase of a voluntary effort to evaluate the long term impacts of transportation and land use plans on public health, equity, sustainability, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Item 14 - PowerPoint Presentation

Item 15 Commission Business
The commission will receive a Budget and Management subcommittee report and recommendation for appointment to the Citizens Involvement Advisory Committee (CIAC) and other commission business.
• BAM Subcommittee Report

Item 16 Director’s Report
The commission will receive an update by the director on recent matters concerning the department.

Item 17 Request to Appeal
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. This item is scheduled as a placeholder as the department does not anticipate making such a request.

Item 18 Other Business
The commission reserves this time, if needed, for other business.


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Contact Information

If you would like other materials for the above meeting please contact the Commission Assistant:

Amie Abbott, (503) 934-0045
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