HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

ENVIRONMENT AND LAND USE

 

 

January 30, 2003   Hearing Room HR E

8:30 AM Tapes  10 - 11

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Bill Garrard, Chair

                                                Rep. Dennis Richardson, Vice-Chair

Rep. Cliff Zauner, Vice-Chair

Rep. Robert Ackerman

Rep. Dan Doyle

Rep. Mitch Greenlick

Rep. Diane Rosenbaum

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Ray Kelly, Committee Administrator

David Peffley, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES HEARD:                     Informational meeting

                                                         HB 2137 - Invited testimony                               

                                                            Buz Ortiz

                                                            Ralph Groener

                                                            Brad Witt

                                                         HB 2257 - Public Hearing

 

 

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 10, A

003

Chair Garrard

Calls the meeting to order at 8:35 and opens the informational meeting on HB 2137.

HB 2137 – INFORMATIONAL MEETING

016

Ortiz

Construction company owner in the greater Portland area.  Testifies in favor of  HB 2137 in that it would allow him and other projects to develop and build low-income housing.  States the financial impact to the economy as one to 2.6 million dollars.

153

Rep. Greenlick

Asks if the ordinance which Mr. Ortiz is concerned about was in place at the time he bought the property.

155

Ortiz

Responds that it was not.

157

Rep. Greenlick

Asked Mr. Ortiz what he thinks the reasons were for the implementation of those rules.

162

Ortiz

Responds that he doesn’t know the reason for the ordinance.  States the effects of the ordinance and how Measure 7 addressed those effects.

194

Rep. Zauner

Asks if Ortiz could live with the buffer of the stream if he were allowed to develop the rest of the property.

200

Ortiz

Responds that he could absolutely live with that.

207

Rep. Zauner

Asks when the rules changed.

210

Ortiz

Responds that the rules were implemented last December.

219

Ralph Groener

Representing AFSCME.  Testifies that balance is integral in the process.  Gives a historical overview of the taxation overhaul since 1973 in order to look for societal impact. 

340

Groener

Asserts that we can’t keep taking local dollars and shifting them to the state level and thus exacerbating local governments. 

380

Rep. Zauner

Asks if we can simplify the permit process. 

388

Groener

States that his group is working to help streamline this process and make it more consistent..

TAPE 11, A

001

Groener

Concludes testimony.

025

Brad Witt

Secretary-Treasurer AFL-CIO.  Submits (EXHBIT A) and testifies in opposition to HB 2137 as it will contribute to much legislation which will overburden the state. 

076

Rep. Ackerman

Asks for examples in which land use planning enhances value of land.

083

Witt

Gives a personal example in which land use planning has increased the value of his land.  

110

Chair Garrard

Closes the informational meeting and the public hearing on HB 2137.  Announces the formation of two work groups under Rep. Zauner and Rep. Richardson to revisit and work further on HB 2137.  Opens a public hearing on HB 2257.

HB 2257 – PUBLIC HEARING

148

Ray Kelly

Summarizes HB 2257.

163

Mike Carrier

Director, Oregon Parks and Recreation (OPR). Testifies in support of HB 2257 in order to give OPR the statutory authority to waive or reduce fees or permits.

183

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks Mr. Carrier how often he would expect to have to invoke this provision.

188

Carrier

Responds that it would happen very infrequently.

196

Chair Garrard

Closes the public hearing on HB 2257 and adjourns the meeting at  9:18.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2137, written testimony, Brad Witt, 2 pp.