SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

February 24, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room C

8:00 AM                                                                                                                      Tapes 33 – 34 

 

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

 

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 33, A

002

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:00 a.m. and opens an informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

005

Jon Chandler

Legislative Advocates Inc. Begins discussion on Shovel Ready Industrial Sites and provides and overview of land use in Oregon.

050

Chandler

Continues discussion on the overview of land use in Oregon.

·         Oregon Industrial sites

·         Long term goals

·         Wetland permits

·         Certifying sites

·         Concludes

235

Bob Rindy

Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD). Begins discussion on Recommendations for Oregon Communities in regards to sufficiency of Commercial and Industrial Land use. Provides written testimony (EXHIBIT A).

300

Rindy

Continues discussion on Oregon Lands:

·         Recommended methodology (Chapter 6 of EXHIBIT A).

·         Key findings

·         Concludes

TAPE 34, A

010

Doris Penwell

Economic and Community Development Department. Begins discussion on the needs of Oregon communities. Provides written testimony (EXHIBITS B, C).

110

Penwell

Continues discussion on Oregon marketing:

·         Tourism

·         Targeted industries

·         Establishing market ready/project ready/shovel ready sites for business investment

·         Long term goals

·         Funding

·         Concludes

115

Chris Warner

Director of Community Solutions, representing the Governor’s Office. Provides an explanation of the Governor’s Task Force work on Industrial Land issues. Provides a copy of the Governor’s Executive Order No. 03-02 (EXHIBIT D).

175

Chair Metsger

Asks about what the coordination between the new task force and the 357 work group will be to incorporate the work that has been done and is still on-going.

180

Warner

Responds.

190

Chair Metsger

Asks how the governor’s investments reflect the current OECDD budget, and asks if there will be adjustments made to the budget.

200

Penwell

Answers.

240

Sen. Nelson

Comments on the State Economic Development Strategy.

310

Vice Chair B. Starr

Asks about timelines of a proposed bill.

320

Chandler

Responds and elaborates.

TAPE 33, B

040

Rindy

Elaborates on Oregon methodologies and resources.

090

Chair Metsger

Comments on Oregon’s industry.

110

Chair Metsger

Closes the informational meeting and adjourns the committee at 9:06 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – Economic Development, written testimony, Bob Rindy, 94 pp

B – Economic Development, written testimony, Doris Penwell, 3 pp

C – Economic Development, Brochure: Oregon for Business, Doris Penwell, 24 pp

D – Economic Development, Executive Order NO. 03-02, Chris Warner, 3 pp