FIELD TRIP

 

 

 

HOUSE REVENUE COMMITTEE

APRIL 1, 2005   12:30 PM   URBAN RENEWAL TOUR, SALEM OR

 

Members:                                Rep. Vicki Berger, Vice-Chair

                                                Rep. Brian Boquist             

                                                Rep. Sal Esquivel

                                                Rep. Mark Hass

                                                Rep. Betty Komp

                                                Rep. Andy Olson

                                                                       

                       

Members Excused:                     Rep. Tom Butler, Chair

                                                Rep. Larry Galizio

                                                Rep. Chuck Riley                

 

Staff Present:                          Mary Ayala, Economist

                                                Randi Zimmer, Committee Assistant

                                               

 

NO TAPE RECORDING MADE

 

House Revenue Committee met in HR 50 at 12:30 p.m. to begin the Urban Renewal field trip to view urban renewal sites in Salem.  Michelle Deister from the League of Oregon Cities, and Jeffrey Tashman from Tashman Johnson, LLC, gave a brief introduction about the benefits of urban renewal.  The purpose of urban renewal is to improve specific areas of a city that are poorly developed.  The members and staff visited two sites of such improvement, the Salem Convention Center in downtown Salem, and the Fairview Industrial Park in south Salem.  In its first month of operation, the Salem Convention Center has proven to be successful in generating high-profile events.  The Fairview Industrial Park is a metropolis of several new business developments that employ thousands of Oregon workers.  Field trip concluded at 2:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Tape Log Submitted by:

Reviewed by:

 

 

 

 

Randi Zimmer

Committee Assistant

Kim Taylor James

Committee Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit Summary:

  1. 1.      Handout: Overview of Urban Renewal, Tashman, 6 pp., 04/01/05
  2. 2.      Handout: Oregon Urban Renewal Districts, Deister, 1 pp., 04/01/05
  3. 3.      Handout: Overview of the Tax Increment Financing Process, Deister, 1 pp., 04/01/05