On March 10, 2020, Governor Kate Brown issued
Executive Order 20-04, directing state agencies to reduce climate pollution. In response, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (commission) is working on updating 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. It aims to adopt permanent rules at its July 21-22 meeting.
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 signficant 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.
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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
Implementation Tasks Summary (draft - for discussion purposes)
Anti-Displacement Toolkit (and more background and details)
March 2022 Commission hearing comments, with staff responses