This collection contains local planning documents from cities, counties, and metropolitan service districts. The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) serves as a repository for all acknowledged comprehensive land use plans and zoning regulations for local governments in the state. DLCD also maintains a library of amendments to these comprehensive plans and codes. The Scholars’ Bank has agreed to curate the collection in cooperation with DLCD to provide greater accessibility to the collection. Currently, the digital collection begins in 2006. For earlier plans and amendments, inquire directly to the local government or to DLCD.

Background: Oregon’s statewide land use planning program — originated in 1973 under Senate Bill 100 — provides protection of farm and forest lands, conservation of natural resources, orderly and efficient development, coordination among local governments, and citizen involvement. The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) administers the program. A seven-member volunteer citizen board known as the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) guides DLCD. The program affords all Oregonians predictability and sustainability to the development process by allocating land for industrial, commercial and housing development, as well as transportation and agriculture. Under the program, all cities and counties have adopted comprehensive plans that meet mandatory standards in the form of 19 Statewide Planning Goals.Additional details can be found at the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development site.

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