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LCDC Meeting Reports, July 21-22, 2016

LCDC Meeting Reports July 21-22, 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 Regional Periodic Review Status Update
The commission will receive a briefing from staff representing the cities of Hermiston and Pendleton and DLCD regarding the experiences of the two cities in completing their periodic review work programs.

Item 4 Commission Business
The commission will receive a Budget and Management subcommittee report. The commission will receive a briefing on potential 2017 meeting dates and locations and the process for evaluating the department’s director.

Item 5 Director’s Report
The commission will receive a briefing by the director on recent matters concerning the department.

Item 6 Encouraging Revitalization in Umatilla County from the Private Sector
A briefing by local business owners, Umatilla County and DLCD staff on a technical assistance grant funded project to encourage revitalization of a challenging portion of the Hwy 395 corridor between Hermiston and Umatilla.

Item 6 - Exhibit 1 PowerPoint Presentation

Item 6 - Exhibit 2

Item 6 - FUMIO Presentation

Item 7 Regional Solution Team
The Eastern Oregon 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 8 Water and the Agricultural Economy
The commission will receive a briefing from J.R. Cook, the executive director of the Northeast Oregon Water Association on the interplay between water and the agricultural economy in the region before touring the Port of Morrow.

11:15 a.m. – Port of Morrow Tour
The port tour will focus on the economic development and job-creation activities generated by port operations. The commission will learn about the opportunities and challenges at the port, the major economic driver in the region. The tour is intended to provide the commission with information and experiences specific to Morrow County and in general to Eastern Oregon.

12:15 p.m. – Lunch

Item 9 Planning for Needed Housing in Eastern Oregon
The commission will receive a briefing on housing issues in Eastern Oregon. Discussion of issues and solutions regarding provision of workforce housing in the region, looking at the experiences of two cities, Boardman and Pendleton, and Morrow County small cities.

1:00 p.m. – SAGE Center Tour
The SAGE Center was developed by the Port of Morrow to tell the story of the region’s history, agriculture, industries, energy production, sustainability practices, and transportation infrastructure. Hands-on exhibits feature the technologies used by growers and the related industries at the Port of Morrow. The SAGE Center provides space for permanent and rotating exhibits that allow the Port of Morrow and partners to communicate how each industry works without having to visit them directly. The tour is intended to provide the commission with information and experiences specific to Morrow County and in general to Eastern Oregon.

3:00 p.m. – Community Roundtable

Item 10 Rulemaking – Transportation Planning Rules
The department will recommend that the commission adopt rules as required by SB 120, enacted in the 2015 session. 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 proposed amendment is limited to a small change to an existing rule to clarify that certain improvements may be made outside of a city or county.

Item 11 Periodic Review Replacement Rulemaking Briefing
Department staff will brief the commission on the status of the project developing rules to develop an alternative to periodic review for cities that amended their urban growth boundary using the new simplified method in Oregon Administrative Rules chapter 660, division 38.

Item 12 Rulemaking – Goal 5 Historic Rule
The department will recommend that the commission initiate rulemaking to consider amendments to OAR 660-023-0200, “Historic Resources,” a rule implementing part of Statewide Planning Goal 5, “Natural Resources, Scenic and Historic Areas, and Open Spaces.” The purpose of the proposed rule amendments are to (1) clarify minimum requirements for local protection of sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, (2) align state and federal requirements regarding National Register sites, and (3) provide a definition of “property owner” to provide clarity for implementation of owner consent statutes. The department will also recommend appointment of rules advisory committee.

Item 12 - Exhibit 1

Item 12 - Exhibit 2

Item 12 - Exhibit 3

Item 12 - Exhibit 4

Item 13 First Foods Presentation
The Natural Resources Director of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Eric Quaempts, will present the Tribes’ beliefs and traditions regarding First Foods and how it is integral to the Tribes’ way of life.
Item 14 Executive Order No. 15-18, Adopting the Oregon Sage Grouse Action Plan and Directing State Agencies to Implement the Plan in Full
The commission will receive briefing on the progress made by the department in carrying out responsibilities identified by Executive Order 15-18.

Item 15 Energy Siting and Agriculture (TBD)
The commission will receive a briefing regarding the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Energy and Agriculture.

Item 15 - PowerPoint Presentation

Item 15 - Exhibit 1

Item 15 - Exhibit 2

Item 16 2015-17 Policy Agenda Update

The commission will receive a briefing on the LCDC biennial Policy Agenda as it is updated annually to reflect progress, changes, and newly added projects. The Policy Agenda directs department work and reflects the guidance provided by the DLCD Strategic Plan and the commission.
Item 17 Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation – Mission Community Plan Update
The commission will receive a briefing on an update to the Mission Community Plan, an upcoming project funded by the Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) program. Funding for the project was awarded to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in 2015 and will be underway later this year. The Mission Community Plan acts as a Future Land Use document and the updates will concentrate on developing a multi-modal community that fosters economic development, cultural connectedness, and good health and well-being.

Item 18 Request to Appeal (Placeholder)
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 19 Other Business
The commission reserves this time, if needed, for other business.

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Amie Abbott, (503) 934-0045
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