off track in its work to meet our
statutory goals and policy to reduce climate pollution, particularly
pollution from transportation. To course correct, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (commission) has worked to update Oregon's
Transportation Planning Rules and related administrative rules.
The commission initiated rulemaking at its September 2020 meeting, and
adopted temporary rules at its May 19, 2022 meeting. The rules are here:
The commission aims to adopt permanent rules at its
July 21-22 meeting. Leading up to the meeting, staff will review testimony already submitted, accept new written testimony, and engage with affected and interested parties to add clarity and make what is expected to be minor adjustments to the rules.
Written comment will be accepted on the May 19, 2022 version of the rules until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022. No oral comments on the rules will be taken at the July meeting.
Concurrently, staff are implementing the temporary rules, including working to provide technical assistance and grant support for local governments.
The rulemaking is focused on significantly strengthening Oregon's administrative rules about transportation and housing planning in Oregon's eight urban areas with populations over 50,000 people (Albany, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene/Springfield, Grants Pass, Medford/Ashland, Portland Metro, Salem/Keizer). No significant rule changes will occur for communities outside those areas.
Staff have held 11 meetings with a Rulemaking Advisory Committee, focusing on meeting our climate pollution reduction goals while increasing housing choice and creating more equitable outcomes for community members on the ground.
The committee has helped ensure the commission and DLCD hear from a broad group of community members, including representatives from historically marginalized communities and people experienced in equity issues.
Here is a summary of many of the meetings and engagement for this rulemaking.
Click to subscribe to email updates about this rulemaking effort.
Additional rules adoption materials are available on the
Commission meeting webpage.
One-Page Summary of the Rulemaking
Climate Friendly Areas
Transportation Planning Rules Update
Regional Planning for Climate Pollution Reduction
Parking Reform and Electric Vehicle Charging
Video of Commission Work Session Jan 25, 2022 with a rulemaking overview
Anti-Displacement Toolkit (and
more background and details)
March 2022 Commission hearing comments, with staff responses