HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE

 

 

January 14, 2005   Hearing Room 50

1:30 PM     Tapes  1 - 2

Corrected 10/14/05

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Bill Garrard, Chair

Rep. Gordon Anderson, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mitch Greenlick, Vice-Chair

Rep. Bob Ackerman

Rep. Mary Nolan

Rep. Patti Smith

Rep. Mac Sumner

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Sam Litke, Committee Administrator

Lindsay Luckey, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD & WITNESSES: 

                                                Introduction of Members – Organizational Meeting

                                                Adoption of Committee Rules – Organizational Meeting

                                                Dept of Land Conservation and Development – Informational Meeting

Lane Shetterly, Director

                                                Department of State Lands – Informational Meeting

                                                      Ann Hanus, Director

 

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 1, A

003

Chair Garrard

Calls meeting to order at 1:32 PM.  Opens an organizational meeting.

INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS - ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

007

Chair Garrard

Briefly sets up agenda and invites members to introduce themselves.

012

Rep. Sumner

Introduces himself.

015

Rep. Ackerman

Introduces himself.

017

Rep. Greenlick

Introduces himself.

022

Rep. Anderson

Introduces himself.

032

Rep. Smith

Introduces herself.

032

Chair Garrard

Introduces Staff.

040

Sam Litke

Committee Administrator.  Introduces himself and staff.

047

Chair Garrard

Invites Nolan to introduce herself.

053

Rep. Nolan

Introduces herself.

ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE RULES – ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

055

Chair Garrard

Seeks a motion to adopt the proposed Committee Rules (EXHIBIT A).

058

Rep. Anderson

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT the proposed Committee Rules.

060

 

VOTE:  7-0- 0

 

Chair Garrard

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

062

Chair Garrard

Closes Work Session and opens Informational Meeting.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT - INFORMATIONAL MEETING

072

Lane Shetterly

Director, Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD).  Thanks the Committee and describes experience in testifying during last session and during interim.  Also mentions his colleagues Bob Lindy and Ron Eber who will testify later in the session. 

083

Shetterly

Outlines his presentation which will be an overview of the department and its progress during the last year.  Explains he does not intend to specifically discuss Measure 37 today as there is a meeting scheduled for this purpose but will answer any questions as they arise.

090

Chair Garrard

Announces that there will be a special joint meeting of the House Committee on Land Use and the Senate Committee on Environment and Land Use 3:00 Monday to specifically discuss Measure 37.  Today’s testimony will be an overview of agency functioning.

094

Shetterly

Describes the materials distributed.  The first is the Biennial report from 2003-2005 to the 73rd Legislature (EXHIBIT B) and the second a collection of three informational bulletins including “Planning for Economic Development,” “Streamlining the Land Use Planning Program” and “State Agency Efforts to Implement Measure 37” (EXHIBIT C). 

105

Shetterly

Enumerates the three directives from the governor given to him as  director of DCLD and in working with LCDC (Land Conservation and Development Commission):

1) Better integration of Land Use Planning program with statewide agenda of economic development ;

2) Improve relationship with local government partners and citizens;

3) Begin work on agency bill which would be a 30 year review of land use planning to assess future direction of program.

134

Chair Garrard

Asks if the passage of Measure 37 interferes with the goal of the aforementioned agency bill.

135

Shetterly

Responds that it complicates the issue.  Measure 37 does not render the review unnecessary and possibly makes the review and revision even more important.  Recognizes that Measure 37 is now a component of land use planning and expresses importance of determining the future of the program. 

152

Shetterly

Begins discussion of economic development.  References Page 9 of report, “Planning for Economic Development” (EXHIBIT C).

181

Shetterly

Stresses significance of recent recognition of the economic development side of their work in addition to natural resources. 

187

Shetterly

Discusses agency role in certification of industrial sites.  Agency is participant of Governor’s Economic Revitalization Team (ERT).

200

Shetterly

Describes travel as an important element of the ERT, allowing meetings with local government officials and ability to work across agency lines.

212

Shetterly

HB 2011 (2003) directed the department to create a committee on conversion of industrial lands.  The issue of concern was both the lack and loss of industrial land; there is still a significant problem.

232

Shetterly

Discusses the creation of an Economic Development Advisory committee composed of public and private sector representatives to advise department on development strategies within the land use planning program.  Have also awarded $200,000 to communities through their grants programs. 

254

Shetterly

Begins discussion of the second directive from the Governor, working with local government partners. 

282

Shetterly

Gives a specific example of how this process has been successful and put to use on the South Coast.

340

Shetterly

Reiterates the success the department has had through their active grant program, staff/experts to assist in planning, and work with regional staff.

358

Shetterly

Addresses efforts to streamline the land use planning program; to work more efficiently and have easier access for communities’ use.

References (EXHIBIT B). 

370

Shetterly

Discusses working with groups to amend Goal 14 to simplify the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) process.

386

Shetterly

Discusses Safe harbors and work on providing a streamlined process.

431

Shetterly

Recommends further review of Biennial report (EXHIBIT B) which accurately conveys themes of commitment to economic development, working with local governments, and streamlining the land use planning program.  Looks forward to working with the committee to implement the proposed 30 year review and Measure 37.  Offers to answer questions and return at the request of the committee.

460

Rep. Greenlick

Commends Shetterly.  References page 18 of (EXHIBIT B) and the Oregon Transportation and Growth Management program (TGM).

482

Rep. Greenlick

Asks about how TGM works and the relationship between transportation and land use.

TAPE 2, A

051

Shetterly

Encourages Committee to invite TGM staff to a later meeting. TGM is a joint program of ODOT and LCDC and recognizes that transportation and land use planning effect the other. Elaborates on outreach programs.

070

Shetterly

Discusses other programs in TGM. Cites Page 19 (EXHIBIT B) Also discusses actions in the Interim Session.

085

Shetterly

Continues discussing legal action taken.  Concludes with the need for transportation and land use coordination.

103

Rep. Greenlick

Comments that he hopes that other forms of transportation beyond automotive will be included in this program.

111

Shetterly

Responds affirmatively citing their policy statements including other forms of transportation.

120

Chair Garrard

Commends Shetterly.

124

Rep. Sumner

Gives personal commendation for Shetterly through an anecdote.

137

Shetterly

Thanks the Committee.

140

Rep. Anderson

Provides anecdote of Shetterly’s leadership.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE LANDS – INFORMATIONAL MEETING

154

Chair Garrard

Invites Ann Hanus to speak.

160

Ann Hanus

Director, Department of State Lands (DSL).  Introduces staff, John Lilly, Assistant Director of Policy and Planning and Steve Purchase,  Field Operations Assistant Director and Jeannette Holman, Assistant Director of Finance and Administration and Legislative Coordinator.

173

Hanus

Begins Overview of Department of State Lands.  References PowerPoint Presentation (EXHIBIT D, Page 1).  Describes DSL Mission.

176

Hanus

Explains DSL Purpose (EXHIBIT D, Page1). 

180

Hanus

Begins explanation of current agency organization and planned agency organization (EXHIBIT D, Page 2). 

190

Hanus

Begins discussion of State Land Board (EXHIBIT D, Page 2)

201

Hanus

Explains the origins and functioning of the Common School Fund (CSF) (EXHIBIT D, Page 3)

232

Hanus

Begins discussion of DSL land management (EXHIBIT D, Page 4)

265

Hanus

Begins discussion of submerged and submersible lands(EXHIBIT D, Page 5).

270

Hanus

Discusses forest lands (EXHIBIT D, Page 5)

277

Hanus

Explains initiatives involved with to boost CSF Value (EXHIBIT D, Page 6). 

325

Hanus

Discusses Removal Fill Program (EXHIBIT D, Page 6).

345

Chair Garrard

Asks about the relationship between the Removal Fill Program and  Measure 37.

350

Hanus

Responds that they are not yet certain how Measure 37 applies to the Removal Fill Program.

356

Hanus

Discusses the role DSL has in preparing Industrial Lands for Development (EXHIBIT D, Page 6).

389

Hanus

Discusses the South Slough Reserve Page 7 (EXHIBIT D, Page 7).

TAPE 1, B

008

Hanus

Explains major issues of concern to the Committee (EXHIBIT D, Page 8).

034

Hanus

Describes Measure 37 as one of the concerns and its meaning for removal-fill program is uncertain.

057

Hanus

Discusses Agency Legislation put forth this session (EXHIBIT D, Page 8).  Explains legislation relating to South Slough Reserve: SB 91, SB 92.

063

Hanus

Explains legislation relating to Trust Property: HB 2128, HB 2129

073

Hanus

Explains legislation relating to Removal fill program bills: HB 2082, HB 2130 and SB 170.

100

Chair Garrard

Asks how much the CSF is worth today.

104

Hanus

Responds that the CSF has around $900 million and has grown considerably since the fund was allowed to be invested.

107

Rep. Anderson

Asks what the logic was behind shifting the task of issuing 700 J permits on turbidity from Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to DSL.

110

Hanus

Responds that it is part of an effort to streamline, defers to John Lilly, DSL.

117

John Lilly

Assistant Director, DSL. Elaborates on reasoning.

145

Rep. Anderson

Asks if the agency has the enforcement capability.

146

Lilly

Responds that the details have not been completed. Elaborates.

155

Chair Garrard

Asks for final questions.

158

Hanus

Gives concluding remarks.

165

Chair Garrard

Announces next meeting will meet jointly with Senate Committee on Environment and Land Use.

175

Chair Garrard

Adjourns meeting at 2:38.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. Rules, Proposed committee rules, staff, 2 pp.
  2. Land Conservation and Development, Dept. of, (DLCD), 2003-2005 Biennial Report to the 73rd Legislative Assembly Lane Shetterly, 30 pp.                                                      
  3. DLCD Informational Memos, Lane Shetterly, 4 pp.
  4. State Lands, Department of, PowerPoint, Pamphlets and Proposed Legislation, Ann Hanus, 19 pp.