HOUSE COMMITTEE ON

ENVIRONMENT AND LAND USE

 

 

April 29, 2003 Hearing Room HR E

8:30 AM Tapes  67 - 68

 

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:                     SB 516A – 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 67, A

003

Chair Garrard

Calls the meeting to order at 8:40 and opens a public hearing on           SB 516A.

SB 516A – PUBLIC HEARING

010

Ray Kelly

Summarizes SB 516A.

024

Harlan Levy

Oregon Association of Realtors (OAR). Submits (EXHIBIT A) and testifies with support for SB 516A which amends the notice required when the state or local government rezones property. 

062

Randy Tucker

1000 Friends of Oregon.  Submits (EXHIBIT B) and supports Levy’s testimony for the required changes to the notification requirements.

100

Rep. Richardson

Asks for clarification on the language on Page 3.

113

Tucker

States that the said language will not be disseminated to the public, but rather to governments, so confusion should be held to a minimum.  Explains changes to the language which 1000 Friends and OAR addressed. 

160

Rep. Richardson

States that he just wants clarification for common people who don’t necessarily understand complex language.

169

Tucker

Further clarifies the changes with an eye to accuracy and objectivity.

180

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks about fiscal impact of SB 516 in light of potential budget constraints.

188

Levy

Addresses the lack of a fiscal impact to this bill.

196

Chair Garrard

Notes that there is in fact a fiscal impact.

202

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks about the fiscal impact.

211

Doug Riggs

Metro.  Explains the minimal fiscal impact and that there shouldn’t be any additional impact.

227

Tucker

Reaffirms that this bill will not increase the amount of notice.

234

Riggs

Affirms Metro’s support for SB 516 A.

241

Dave Hunnicutt

Oregonians In Action (OIA).  Speaks in opposition to SB 516A due to the politics of the fiscal impact and the tinkering of the language relating to permissible usage.

410

Rep. Rosenbaum

Asks Hunnicutt to respond to the proponents’ assertion that there won’t be a fiscal impact due to the notice requirement.

426

Hunnicutt

Responds to the process and the pool of people involved and reaffirms skepticism about the fiscal impact.

TAPE 68, A

008

Larry George

George Packing Company; former director of OIA.  States concern about citizen involvement and objects to SB 516A due to the changing of the language of BM 56, which has produced great benefits to the common people.

091

Chair Garrard

Asks George whether he testified on the Senate side.

095

George

States that he just found out about the bill last week.

103

Chair Garrard

Asks George if he knows why he believes SB 516A passed the Senate unanimously.

108

George

States that he does not know.  Adds that he did not testify against the bill in the Senate.

111

Rep. Greenlick

Asks for clarification on George’s assertion of OAR’s intentions.

121

George

States that this bill serves parochial interests and states consternation at not being included in the work group.

141

Rep. Richardson

Asks if George opposes the entire bill or just the language change from that in BM 56.

163

George

States concern to the politics of the bill and reaffirms his commitment to the language of BM 56.

181

Rep. Richardson

Clarifies that the concern is just in the language which goes to the citizens.

184

George

Affirms that is correct.

193

Art Schlack

Association of Oregon Counties (AOC). States that he does not believe that there is a fiscal impact. Asserts AOC’s support for the changes in SB 516A.

272

Riggs

States agreement with 80% of George’s testimony, but takes issue with Hunnicutt’s assertions of potential land devaluation. 

340

Rep. Greenlick

Asks about the effect of a change in language.

344

Levy

States that this language was suggested by Senator Ferrioli.

351

Tucker

States that Hunnicutt’s opinion was taken into consideration.

357

Levy

Speaks to Hunnicutt’s participation in the process.  Addresses the language changes.

386

Tucker

Notes Senator George’s support of SB 516A.  Emphatically asserts 1000 Friends’ commitment to citizen involvement.

415

Hunnicutt

Rebuts Levy’s testimony and talks about his involvement and reaffirms strong opposition to this legislation.

TAPE 67, B

016

Steven Kafoury

Oregon Planning Association (OPA).  Testifies with support for          SB 516A.  States that the work group worked well in addressing this issue.

045

Chair Garrard

Announces that Thursday could be a wrap up day. Closes the public hearing on SB 516A and adjourns the meeting at 9:44.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – SB 516A, written testimony, Harlan Levy, 1 p.

B – SB 516A, written testimony, Randy Tucker, 6 pp.