HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LAND USE

 

 

March 16, 2005   Hearing Room 50

1:30 P.M. Tapes  41 - 42

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Bill Garrard, Chair

Rep. Gordon Anderson, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mitch Greenlick, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mary Nolan

Rep. Patti Smith

Rep. Mac Sumner

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:             Rep. Robert Ackerman

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Sam Litke, Committee Administrator

Lindsay Luckey, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:

HB 2722 – Public Hearing and Work Session

 

 

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 41, A

002

Chair Garrard

Calls the meeting to order at 1:37 p.m. and opens a public hearing on HB 2722.

HB 2722 – PUBLIC HEARING

005

Sam Litke

Committee Administrator. Introduces provisions of HB 2722.

007

Rep. Mitch Greenlick

HD 33.  Discusses current requirements for incorporation of a proposed city, including the approval of any city within 3 miles of the proposed limits of the city.  Reports that HB 2722 would remove only that provision, allowing unincorporated areas to continue their proposal process.

069

Rep. Dave Hunt

HD 40.  Discusses how HB 2722 would effect his district including portions of unincorporated Clackamas County.  Demonstrates possibility of 8 different cities exercising veto power on one unincorporated area.  Commends HB 2722 to the committee.

101

Isador W. Morgavi

Resident of unincorporated Bull Mountain.  Submits and summarizes written testimony in support of HB 2722 (EXHIBIT A).  Asserts HB 2722 is the most important piece of legislation on annexation. 

195

Kristy Munson

League of Oregon Cities.  Submits and summarizes written testimony in support of maintaining the concept of the “three mile veto” (EXHIBIT B). 

235

Rep. Greenlick

Describes the current two levels of approval of a new city.  Asks how public policy is improved by keeping this a two step process.

260

Munson

Responds that there are two aspects to consider:

  • difference between county and city services
  • the importance of having all surrounding local governments’ support for a new city

285

Mitch Rose

Interim Urban Planning Administrator, City of Salem.  Speaks in opposition to HB 2722.  Describes incorporation of Keizer and current unincorporated lands outside Salem. 

330

Rep. Greenlick

Asks if it is his position that citizens of Keizer would have been better off if Salem had been able to veto its formation of a city.

345

Rose

Responds that it is not.  Emphasizes problems that can occur with multiple new cities forming in one urban area.

364

Munson

Points out the origin of this rule came following the incorporation of the City of Albany (EXHIBIT B).  Reiterates the League’s position of looking at the issue from a statewide perspective rather than possible benefit for individual areas.

379

Rose

Reiterates Munson’s comments and the possibility for unintended consequences.

398

Chair Garrard

Comments on similar feelings from those in eastern Oregon in regards to land use.

404

Chair Garrard

Closes public hearing on HB 2722 and opens a work session on HB 2722.

HB 2722 – WORK SESSION

TAPE 42, B

008

Rep. Anderson

Relays a related situation from Southern Oregon.  Expresses support for the intent of HB 2722.

025

Rep. Greenlick

Expresses opinion that economically unfeasible cities or those that would harm adjoining cities should not be formed.  Adds that the appropriate place for the decision to be made is with counties and not adjoining cities.

045

Rep. Anderson

MOTION:  Moves HB 2722 to the floor with a DO PASS recommendation.

 

 

VOTE:  5-1-1

AYE:               5 - Anderson, Greenlick, Smith P., Sumner, Garrard

NAY:               1 - Nolan

EXCUSED:     1 - Ackerman

047

Chair Garrard

The motion CARRIES.

REP. GREENLICK will lead discussion on the floor.

050

Chair Garrard

Closes the work session on HB 2722 and adjourns the meeting at 2:25 p.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HB 2722, written testimony, Isador W. Morgavi, 3 pp
  2. HB 2722, written testimony, Christy Monson, 1 p