Oregon Land Use Law Records
1969 SB 10 Introduction
“The enactment of Senate Bill 10 in 1969 was a crucial step on the path to Oregon’s landmark Senate Bill 100, passed in 1973, and the adoption of the goals that are the heart of the state’s land-use planning program. Oregon was the second state in the nation, after California, to mandate local government plan-making. SB 10’s requirement that local governments also zone all the land within their jurisdictions —California did not mandate zoning—was a first in the United States. Prior to 1969, Oregon had enabled local governments to plan and zone, but doing so remained a local choice. The statutory appearance of statewide land-use planning goals in SB 10 was unprecedented, as was the stipulation of a deadline and the authorization for the state to take on what had always been a local prerogative if a local government failed to comply.
SB 10 required all Oregon cities and counties to adopt comprehensive land-use plans and zoning ordinances to implement those plans by the end of 1971. If a local government failed to comply with the state mandate, the governor had the authority to plan and zone for that jurisdiction. The governor could choose to grant an extension if a jurisdiction was able to demonstrate that satisfactory progress was being made. If the governor decided to take over planning and zoning for a jurisdiction, then SB 10 provided ten generally worded goals to guide that process. SB 10 originated in the Legislative Interim Agriculture Committee.”
Paper records produced by the 1969 Regular Legislative Session committees which discussed Senate Bill 10 have been digitized in PDF and audio recordings of the House Planning & Development committee in MP3 are available on this site.
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1973 Senate Bill 100 Introduction
“In 1973, SB 100 maintained SB 10's local government plan-making and zoning mandates, a deadline to complete those tasks, and authorization for a new state agency—the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC)—to grant extensions and to take over planning and zoning when a local government failed to comply. LCDC was required to adopt statewide planning goals to provide standards for local government planning and zoning and to enforce conformance with those goals. The SB 10 goals were incorporated into SB 100 to serve on an interim basis, and they provided the foundation for the first set of fourteen statewide land-use planning goals that LCDC adopted in 1974.” (http://oep2.dev.research.pdx.edu/articles/senate_bill_10/#.U3z1E8YRN4w)
Paper records produced by the 1973 Regular Legislative Session committees which discussed Senate Bill 100 have been digitized in PDF and audio recordings of the committees in MP3 are available on this site. Digital copies of the audio recordings will be linked here when they are completed.
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Digital copies of the audio recordings will be linked here when they are completed.