SENATE COMMITTEE ON WATER AND LAND USE

 

 

February 12, 2003                                                                                                   Hearing Room D

3:00 pm                                                                                                                           Tapes 12-13

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Sen. Ted Ferrioli, Chair

Sen. Charlie Ringo, Vice-Chair

Sen. Rick Metsger

Sen. Jason Atkinson

 

STAFF PRESENT:                 Judith Callens, Committee Administrator

Megan Jensen, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:           Introduction of LC 1566 and LC 2520 – work session

                                                SB 310 – 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 12, A

005

Chair Ferrioli

Calls the meeting to order at 3:15 p.m. Opens work session on LC 1566.

LC 1566 – WORK SESSION

012

Judith Callens

Committee Administrator. Explains LC 1566 (EXHIBIT A).

038

Sen. Atkinson

MOTION:  Moves LC 1566 BE INTRODUCED as a committee bill.

040

 

VOTE:  4-0

041

Chair Ferrioli

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

Closes work session on LC 1566 and opens work session on LC 2520.

LC 2520 – WORK SESSION

042

Chair Ferrioli

Explains LC 2520 (EXHIBIT B).

050

Sen. Ringo

MOTION:  Moves LC 2520 BE INTRODUCED as a committee bill.

052

 

VOTE:  4-0

054

Chair Ferrioli

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

Closes work session and opens public hearing on SB 310.

SB 310 – PUBLIC HEARING

059

Callens

Provides overview of SB 310. Reads statement from Columbia River Gorge Association Executive Director Martha Bennett (EXHIBIT C) which states that SB 310 might interfere with the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area policies and county land use ordinances.

136

Michael Lange

Friends of the Columbia Gorge. Provides testimony against SB 310 (EXHIBIT D). Conveys his belief that SB 310 could result in permits being issued that are inconsistent with the National Scenic Area Act.

200

Lange

Continues testimony against SB 310 and states that SB 310 could result in delaying final land use decisions.

243

Bob Leipper

Multnomah County. Submits and provides testimony in favor of SB 310 (EXHIBIT E). Discusses his experience with Multnomah County land use planning policies.

340

Sen. Ringo

Comments on the land use decision making processes.

361

Leipper

Responds.

373

Chair Ferrioli

Comments that land use planning policies in Multnomah County need improvement.

TAPE 13, A

025

Chair Ferrioli

Continues discussion of land use planning and the permit process.

044

Sen. Metsger

Suggests a review of permitting decisions in Multnomah County and requests the Multnomah County Commissioner provide testimony.

058

Chair Ferrioli

Summarizes. Adjourns meeting at 3:50 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A – LC 1566, draft bill, staff, 32 pp

B – LC 2520, draft bill, staff, 114 pp

C – SB 310, written testimony, M. Bennett, 2 pp

D – SB 310, written testimony, M. Lange, 2 pp

E – SB 310, written testimony, B. Leipper, 2 pp