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EUGENE CITY COUNCIL <br />AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY <br /> <br /> Work Session: Region 2050 Status Report and Public Outreach <br /> <br />Meeting Date: June 14, 2004 Agenda Item Number: B <br />Department: Planning and Development Staff Contact: Allen Lowe <br />www. cl. eugene, or. us Contact Telephone Number: 682-5113 <br /> <br />AGENDA ITEM SUMMARY <br />This is an update on and discussion of Region 2050, a voluntary, collaborative, long-range planning <br />process to improve and sustain quality of life in the Southern Willamette Valley. Carol Heinkel, Lane <br />Council of Governments (LCOG) Region 2050 project manager, is requesting this meeting on behalf of <br />the Region 2050 participants. The meeting is part of a process now underway to check in with all <br />planning commissions and elected bodies in the region. The council was last briefed on the project over <br />a year ago. The Regional Technical Advisory Committee and Regional Policy Advisory Board are <br />gearing up for a public outreach campaign in the fall, including town hall meetings in each of the 10 <br />cities in the region and outreach to rural areas. At this time, LCOG seeks City Council feedback on the <br />project, including the attached Regional Goals and Objectives and Public Outreach and Involvement <br />Plan Outline. More specific interactive public outreach is targeted to occur in the fall. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND <br /> <br />Council Action History <br />In July 1999, the Eugene City Council adopted Resolution 4598 "supporting the concept of a <br />coordinated growth management strategy for the Southern Willamette Valley region and LCOG' s <br />pursuit of funding to support strategy development." The same resolution was adopted by the cities of <br />Coburg, Creswell, Cottage Grove, Junction City, Springfield, Veneta, Lowell, Oakridge, and Westfir as <br />well as by the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Each of these local governments has appointed <br />elected officials to serve on the Regional Policy Advisory Board and management or planning staff to <br />serve on the Regional Technical Advisory Committee to guide the process. Mayor Torrey and <br />Councilor Kelly are the Eugene representatives on the Policy Advisory Board. <br /> <br />In March, 2000, Region 2050 began as a Collaborative Regional Problem Solving Project (RPS), a <br />program authorized by state law and administered by the Department of Land Conservation and <br />Development (DLCD). RPS establishes guidelines for achieving consensus among local governments <br />and state agencies to create solutions that may not necessarily meet the letter of administrative rules, as <br />long as all participants agree. Region 2050 is one of four RPS projects now underway in Oregon. <br /> <br />Policy Issues <br />The regional strategy, to be submitted to the council for adoption, will reflect regional agreement on the <br />distribution of population and employment each city agrees to serve over the next 50 years as well as <br /> <br /> L:\CMO\2004 Council Agendas\M040614\S040614B.doc <br /> <br /> <br />