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Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities

Visit the rulemaking web page to find resources related to 2023 rulemaking for the Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities program.


Oregon is striving to meet statutory goals and policy to reduce climate pollution, including the roughly 35% of climate pollution that comes from transportation. Unfortunately, Oregon is off-track in our efforts to reduce how often and how far Oregonians have to drive to meet their daily needs. 

To course correct, the Land Conservation and Development Commission updated Oregon's Transportation Planning Rules and related administrative rules. 

After two years of extensive community engagement, the commission adopted rules to implement the Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities program on July 21, 2022. 

The commission adopted temporary rules amending the program on April 20, 2023. The commission also launched a rulemaking process for corrections and clarifications to the program. Learn about the corrections and clarifications rulemaking.

Program Basics

The program strengthens Oregon's transportation and housing planning in regions with populations over 50,000 people (Albany, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene/Springfield, Grants Pass, Medford/Ashland, Portland Metro, and Salem/Keizer).

More background on the rulemaking process.

To help communities implement this program, staff will post resources on this page as they are developed. ODOT's web site has additional assistance resources.

Alternative Dates and Exemptions

Office Hours

Office hours, drop-in sessions for local governments and other parties to ask questions about the CFEC program to DLCD and ODOT staff, are scheduled:

Climate-Friendly Areas Guidance and Assistance

Parking Reform Guidance and Assistance

Plain Language Topic Summaries

Rules Language

Rules language can be found here:

The commission may consider making small clarifications or corrections to the rules later in 2023. List of potential clarifications.

Background Materials from DLCD/State of Oregon

E-mail Updates

Subscribe to email updates about this implementation work, including when resources are published, question and answer sessions, and more.

The department filed the permanent Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities rules adopted by the commission with the Secretary of State in July, 2022, and they are now in effect. Though petitions for judicial review have been filed, the rules remain in effect unless and until the Court of Appeals declares a rule invalid.

The department believes all rules were adopted in accordance with applicable rulemaking procedures. Communities should be implementing the rules according to the timing established in the rules.

The department is eager to assist communities in implementing the rules and has grant money and assistance that must be used this biennium. Given rules timelines, Oregon's housing crisis, and the increasing cost and urgency of climate disruption, communities should begin this work.

Local Government Program Pages

As communities work on the climate-friendly and equitable communities program, many have set up program-specific web pages. Links:


Evan Manvel
Climate Mitigation Planner
Phone: 971-375-5979

Cody Meyer
Land Use and Transportation Planner
Phone: 971-239-9475