After 18 months of technical work and public meetings, the Land conservation and Development Commission will begin considering adoption of new administrative rules to help communities in Oregon meet their greenhouse gas reduction goals. The Commission meets March 31 - April 1, 2022
A draft of the Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities rules is published on the Secretary of Stateís website. An updated draft for the commissionís review will be available on LCDCís website on March 18.
Following the March meeting, the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) will continue to work on additional changes in advance of the final hearing at the commissionís meeting May 19-20.
To meet state greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals, the draft rules propose to significantly enhance planning for transportation and housing choices and to make it easier for Oregonians to meet their daily needs without having to drive. Currently, Oregon is not meeting its goals to reduce climate pollution. Transportation accounts for roughly 38% of Oregon's greenhouse gas emissions.