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Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities Rulemaking

On March 10, 2020, Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-04, directing 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 aims to adopt rules at its May 2022 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.

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Rule Drafts

Rulemaking One-Page Summaries

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

Advisory Committee Meetings

Advisory Committee Members

The Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities rulemaking was advised by a diverse group of over 40 community members, including representatives from priority populations and each of the eight metropolitan areas. See the full membership list here.

Background Materials from DLCD/State of Oregon

Resumen de una página de la elaboración de reglas

Land use and transportation planning and climate pollution

Governor Brown's Executive Order 20-04 on climate

Rulemaking Charge

Rules Advisory Committee Charter

July 2020 staff report summarizing DLCD's actions on climate

Every Mile Counts four-agency initiative

September 2020 staff report to LCDC about this rulemaking

July 2020 staff report to LCDC about this rulemaking

October 2020 webinar recording - Introduction to Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities Rulemaking

October, 2020 webinar presentation – Introduction to Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities Rulemaking

Equitable Outcomes Statement for the Rulemaking

Green Infrastructure webinar from May 6, 2021 with Dr. Vivek Shandas, Shantae Johnson, Bob Sallinger and Mayor Mark Gamba.

Parking Reform and Electric Vehicle Charging rules discussion. Meeting Recording - Meeting Slides

Community Conversations Fall Presentation

Regional meetings about the draft rules with planners, public works staff, and other city and county staff are posted on YouTube

DLCD hosted a series of work groups with expert practitioners to review draft rules. Recordings are on YouTube.

Southern Oregon Community Conversation video recording

Draft Rules, Question & Answer Session (audio only)

Previous staff reports and additional attachments can be found on specific LCDC meeting pages: to the bottom of the page for the table of previous meetings).

Background Materials from Other Sources

Select items to inform the work of the Rules Advisory Committee

How to Address Transportation Equity for Latino Communities: Salud America's Workgroup Recommendations (September 2020)

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the United Nations note on The Right to Adequate Housing (December 1991)

Driving Down Emissions: Transportation, Land Use, and Climate Change (Smart Growth America, 2020)


Bill Holmstrom
Transportation Planner
Phone: 971-375-5975

Kevin Young
Senior Urban Planner
Phone: 503-602-0238

Casaria Taylor
Rules, Records, & Policy Coordinator
Phone: 971-600-7699

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