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Applicants Sought for Rulemaking Advisory Committee
Focus on controversial carbon reduction goals

Is this the best time to implement restrictive energy policies on Oregonians?

Governor Kate Brown thinks so.

You can apply to be on this rulemaking committee though. Government belongs to those who show up. You can apply to show up for this committee and let the bureaucrats know what you think about carbon taxes.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is expected to initiate rulemaking at its September meeting to implement parts of Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-04 on reducing greenhouse gas pollution.

That rulemaking will focus on significantly strengthening Oregon’s planning rules about transportation planning and housing, particularly for Oregon's eight urban areas with populations over 50,000 people.

Rulemaking Advisory Committee members and staff will focus on meeting our greenhouse gas reduction goals through rule updates while increasing housing choice and creating more equitable outcomes for community members on the ground. (More background).

We are asking community members and other specialists to help LCDC and staff define these outcomes and goals, and to develop associated strategies for how the state can help increase capacity for coordinated regional and local efforts.

The LCDC are seeking community members and other experts from Oregon’s largest eight urban areas (Albany, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene/Springfield, Grants Pass, Medford/Ashland, Portland Metro, Salem/Keizer) to serve on a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC).

The RAC is expected to meet ten times between fall 2020 and fall 2021. Many if not all of these meetings will be on-line.

Staff and commissioners are looking to create a RAC reflecting Oregon’s current and projected demographics, including race, ethnicity, income, ability and gender. Members of historically marginalized communities may receive contracts to help support their participation.

If you are interested in serving on the RAC, please complete this application, and submit it to Stacey Goldstein: stacey.goldstein@state.or.us by 11:59 PM, Thursday, September 24.

--Ben Fisher

Post Date: 2020-09-10 16:28:51Last Update: 2020-09-10 18:10:13

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