HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

ENVIRONMENT AND LAND USE

 

 

March 18, 2003   Hearing Room HR E

8:30 AM Tapes  37 - 38

 

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:                     HB 2431 and HB 2812 – Work Session           

                                                HB 2533 – Public Hearing and Work Session

                                                HB 2614 – 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 37, A

003

Chair Garrard

Calls the meeting to order at 8:40 and opens a work session on both   HB 2431 and HB 2812, en bloc.

HB 2431 AND HB 2812 – WORK SESSION

010

Rep. Ackerman

MOTION:  Moves HB 2431 and HB 2812 en bloc to the floor WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION as to passage and BE REFERRED to the committee on Water.

015

 

VOTE:  7-0

017

Chair Garrard

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

HB 2533 – PUBLIC HEARING

021

Rep. Greenlick

Explains the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT A) as brought forth by the work group.  Explains the conclusions to the problems addressed and how the -1 amendments deal with the problems. 

064

Chair

Closes the public hearing on HB 2533 and opens a work session on    HB 2533.

HB 2533 – WORK SESSION

070

Rep. Greenlick

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2533-1 amendments dated 03/12/03.

071

 

VOTE:  7-0

072

Chair Garrard

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

073

Rep. Greenlick

MOTION:  Moves HB  2533 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation.

082

 

VOTE:  7-0

085

Chair Garrard

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

094

Rep. Greenlick

MOTION:  Moves HB 2533 be placed on the CONSENT CALENDAR.

096

 

VOTE:  7-0

098

Chair Garrard

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

102

Chair Garrard

Closes the work session on HB 2533 and opens a public hearing on   HB 2533.

HB 2614 – PUBLIC HEARING

104

Ray Kelly

Summarizes HB 2614.  Notes that the amendments to the bill are not yet ready.

116

Chris Eppley

City Manager, City of Keizer.  Shares thoughts on land use and how it relates to development.  Offers general comments on Oregon’s land use system and its importance.  Also addresses concerns with the appeals process.

168

Rep. Ackerman

Asks about the 2001 decision in which the court of appeals narrowed requirements for the appeals process.

186

Andy Cotugno

Planning Director, Metro Regional Services.  Submits (EXHIBIT B) and (EXHIBIT C).

200

Chair Garrard

Recesses meeting.

204

Chair Garrard

Reconvenes meeting.

210

Doug Riggs

Introduces the committee to Metro’s role in land use planning.

230

Cotugno

Metro Planning Director. Provides power-point presentation introducing Metro and it’s role in regional planning inside of urban growth boundaries.

TAPE 38, A

005

Rep. Greenlick

Asks Cotugno for confirmation on the implications of HB 2614.  Asks for expertise on the technical and political aspects to the planning process.

032

Cotugno

Addresses the processes undertaken by Metro.  Also mentions the intersecting of LCDC and the courts in the appeals and decision processes.

060

Rep. Greenlick

Asks about balance between the role of local officials and of individual city officials in response to their constituents.

075

Cotugno

Affirms the role of local governments in the decision-making process.

103

Chair Garrard

Asks if LCDC moves at an acceptable timeline in response to Metro land use planning decisions.

107

Cotugno

Affirms that LCDC has been quite responsive.

118

Chair Garrard

Asks what percentage inside of industrially-zoned property within Metro is shovel-ready for development.

121

Cotugno

Replies that about one-third of the land is shovel ready.  The rest is not ready due to infrastructural underdevelopment.

134

Chair Garrard

Asks what kind of criteria is required for expansion.

139

Cotugno

Responds with the criteria.

151

Chair Garrard

Asks if Metro buys into the sustainable development concept.  

158

Riggs

Replies that they very much adhere to the concept of sustainable development.

166

Chair Garrard

Asks what they’re up against with regard to government-owned land.

171

Riggs

Responds with the major constraints against development, which is due largely due to agriculture.

176

Cotugno

Adds geographical constraints which  serve as boundaries.

180

Chair Garrard

Asks if land trade is an issue

184

Cotugno

Responds that it is not an issue.

190

Chair Garrard

Asks how Metro is funded.

195

Cotugo

Speaks to funding sources for Metro.

201

Chair

Asks for an overall budgetary figure.

206

Cotugno

Gives a general figure, but states that he doesn’t have an exact figure.

208

Riggs

States neutrality on HB 2614, and offers to assist in providing technical help.

218

Chair Garrard

Closes the public hearing on HB 2614 and adjourns the meeting at   9:25 A.M.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – HB 2533, -1 amendments, staff, 1 p.

B – HB 2614, written materials, Andy Cotugno, 3 pp.

C – HB 2614, written materials, Andy Cotugno, 19 pp.