The City of Salem is completing the final step in the periodic review of the Salem Area Comprehensive Plan. The work during the last several years has been focused on State Wide Planning Goal 12: Transportation. On August 25, 2005, the City submitted a proposal that the City believed represented a completion of the final work products of the periodic review order. The proposal included the City Council Resolution No. 2005-51 (for details, refer to Document #416)
On February 16, 2006, the State Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) remanded the work products for failure to comply with the Transportation Planning Rule (TPR). On March 6, 2006, the City appealed the DLCD Director’s decision to the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) (for details, refer to Documents #417 and 418). A mediation effort was attempted beginning in February 2007 but did not lead to a settlement.
In May 2008, representatives of DLCD approached City staff and suggested that it was time to conclude the periodic review process and move forward to address other issues of mutual interest and regional concern. On September 8, 2008, the Salem City Council agreed in concept to the agreement proposed by DLCD to complete periodic review of the SACP (for details, refer to Document #422). LCDC adopted Approval Order #08-WKTASK-001758 on October 16, 2008 (for details, refer to Document #423). At the Salem Planning Commission December 16, 2008 meeting, the Commission adopted Resolution # 08-8 to initiate the amendments to the SACP to incorporate action items required by the LCDC Approval Order.
The public hearings are required to be held before the Salem Planning Commission and the City Council. The hearing before Planning Commission was held March 3, 2009 (for details, refer to Document #424). No public testimony was provided. The Planning Commission unanimously voted to forward these amendments to Council with the recommendation that the City Council accept First Reading of an Ordinance Bill for the purpose of amending the Salem Area Comprehensive Plan. The public hearing before City Council is scheduled for May 11, 2009 to consider Ordinance Bill # 35-09 (for details, refer to Document #425).
The Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 660-025-0010 states:
The purpose for periodic review of each local government's comprehensive plan and land use regulations is to assure that comprehensive plans and land use regulations remain in compliance with the statewide planning goals adopted pursuant to ORS 197.230, and that adequate provision for needed housing, employment, transportation, and public facilities and services, are coordinated as described in ORS 197.015(5). Periodic Review is a cooperative process between the state, local governments, and other interested persons.
In July 1998, Salem's Periodic Review Work Program was significantly revised to include preparing a
comprehensive land use and transportation strategy, an alternative standard and other remaining elements needed to gain Transportation Planning Rule (TPR) compliance. Salem's land use planning effort eventually became known as Salem Futures. In 2002 the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) approved the modification to Salem's Periodic Review Work Program and provided an extension of time to complete the required work (for details, refer to Document #401).
Following extensive work by the Salem Futures Citizen Advisory Committee and the Salem City Council Committee, the City Council held a public hearing on June 27, 2005 (for details refer to Document #411). After hearing public testimony, the City Council adopted the Land Use and Transportation Strategies and the Alternative Standard, Benchmarks, and Targets (for details, refer to Documents #411-416 listed below). Subsequently, staff submitted the Strategies and the Alternative Standard and other work products to DLCD to complete the remaining Periodic Review Work Program requirements.
In February 2006, DLCD issued Order 001691 remanding the City's work products and set a deadline of July 1, 2007, for the City to amend its work products to comply with DLCD's Order (for details, refer to Document #417). Subsequently, the City appealed DLCD's order (for details, refer to Document #418).
During the summer of 2006, DLCD and the City agreed to enter into mediation regarding Salem Periodic Review Work program tasks (for details, refer to Document #419). Mediation commenced on December 8, 2006, and will continue through early 2007. Links to agendas and other doucments relatiing to the mediation meetings are posted below.
||May 11, 2009 – City Council staff report and Ordinance Bill #35-09
||March 3, 2009 – Planning Commission staff report and Action Minutes
Staff Report PDF
Action Minutes PDF
||LCDC Approval Order
||pages 11-15 of the document located at: PDF|
||September 8, 2008 Salem City Council staff report
||February 16, 2007 - Agenda for Periodic Review Mediation Session regarding Salem Periodic Review Tasks 3 and 5
||December 8, 2006 - Agenda for Periodic Review Mediation Session regarding Salem Periodic Review Tasks 3 and 5
||June 26, 2006 Council staff report regarding a mediation request from the Department of Land Conservation and Development regarding Salem Periodic Review Tasks 3 and 5
||City of Salem appeal of Department of Land Conservation and Development’s Remand of Periodic Review Work Tasks 3 and 5
||March 6, 2006 Council staff report regarding Remand of Periodic Review Work Tasks 3 and 5 including Attachment A to March 6, 2006 Council staff report: Department of Land Conservation and Development Remand of Periodic Review Work Tasks 3 and 5 (Order 001691)
||Resolution No. 2005-51 adopting “Land Use and Transportation Strategies” and “Integrated Land Use and Transportation Alternative Standard and Benchmarks”
||June 27, 2005 Council staff report
||City of Salem's proposed Land Use & Transportation Strategies; and the Alternative Standard, Benchmarks, & Targets to complete the remaining Periodic Review Work Program requirements
||Proposed Alternative Standard - Measures #1a and #1b. This is a map that shows the 1/4 mile walk distance from transit service.
||Proposed Alternative Standard - This is a map that shows the Activity Nodes and Corridors referred to in the Measures #2 and #3. These areas are currently zoned: CB, FMU, Mixed-Use Overlay, CO, CG, CN, CR, IC or Multi-Family Residential zoned land adjacent to one of these non-residential zones.
||Background Memorandum and the Notice for the June 27, 2005 Council public hearing
||Agenda for the June 1, 2005 meeting of the Salem Futures Citizen Advisory Committee
||Action Agenda for Council decision on May 2, 2005
||May 2, 2005 Council staff report
||Action Agenda for Council decision for November 10, 2003
||November 10, 2003 Council staff report (without attachments)
||Alternative Standard and Benchmarks (Task 5, Products 1 & 2) Planning Commission report
||City of Salem Periodic Review Work Program Summary
||City of Salem's Approach to Completion of Task 5 of the Periodic Review Work Program, Draft
||Draft Land Use and Transportation Strategies for the regional Salem-Keizer area
||Modified Periodic Review Work Program December 3, 2002 letter from Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD)
||DLCD staff report September 30, 2002