SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

February 19, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                      Tapes 31 – 32 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Rick Metsger, Chair

Sen. Bruce Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen. Ryan Deckert

Sen. David Nelson

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Amy Joyce, Committee Administrator

Annastasia Suess, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:  Informational Meeting – Invited Testimony

                                                           

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 31, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 9:05 a.m. and opens an informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

010

Doug Riggs

Vice-President, Pac/West Communications. Introduces the invited guests and outlines the testimony that will be provided.

030

David Bragdon

President Metro Council. Begins discussion, giving a general overview of Metro. Provides written testimony (EXHIBITS A, B, C).

120

Bragdon

Continues discussion:

·         Metro responsibilities

·         Approved expansion areas

·         Decision supports industrial and commercial development

·         Oregon City and West Linn

·         Gresham, Happy Valley and Damascus

·         Sherwood, Tualatin and Wilsonville

·         Cornelius, Hillsboro, Forest Park (Portland) and Bethany areas

·         Next Steps

220

Bragdon

Concludes presentation.

225

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks about the decision to expand on the east side of the metro area and what the costs may potentially be.

235

Bragdon

Answers and elaborates.

260

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks about the councils decision factors.

268

Bragdon

Answers.

275

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks about the jobs housing balance issues.

285

Bragdon

Responds.

305

Vice Chair B. Starr

Comments on the legislature procedure.

315

Bragdon

Responds.

325

Chair Metsger

Asks about transportation issues in the service areas, and what the strategy is for providing an adequate transportation structure.

345

Bragdon

Answers and elaborates.

TAPE 32, A

010

Chair Metsger

Comments on the planning.

015

Sen. Deckert

Asks about Washington County’s downtown development and green spaces and what the resources are for these.

030

Bragdon

Responds and elaborates.

100

Sen. Nelson

Asks about the potential for increased revenue.

112

Bragdon

Comments and elaborates.

160

Sen. Nelson

Comments to the Chair about a similar bill regarding innovative finance.

165

Vice Chair B. Starr

Answers and comments.

170

Bragdon

Comments on additional assistance needed.

185

Chair Metsger

Closes the informational meeting and adjourns the committee at 9:45 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Transportation, written materials, David Bragdon, 3 pp

B – Transportation, written materials, David Bragdon, 2 pp

C – Transportation, Metro, written materials, David Bragdon, 1 p