LCDC Considers Climate Policies

September 24, 2020 - 8:30 AM
Free—public meeting

King tide, a preview of climate change, floods the Coquille Valley.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) with take up rulemaking with regard to its “Climate-Friendly” and “Equitable Communities” initiatives at its next meeting, taking place online on Thursday, Sept. 24, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The Department of Land Conservation and Development, which LCDC oversees, will request that the commission initiate rulemaking to reduce climate pollution through actions that also improve equitable outcomes. The department will also recommend the structure and interests for a rulemaking advisory committee, and request that the commission delegate authority to the director to appoint specific individuals.

There is no set time for this agenda item, but it comes in the morning of the commission meeting.  Earlier, there is also a public comment period, during which members of the public can address the commission on any topic.  To see the full agenda (which continues on to a second day on Sept. 25), go here.

If you do not intend to testify, please view the virtual meeting via livestream on Granicus: If you do not have access to a computer, a telephone option is available: (888) 683-5191 (Toll Free) or (855) 880-1246 (Toll Free), Webinar ID: 831-1634-2245, Password: 20203).

If you intend to testify, pre-register here so that we have your name in the queue:

If you intend to testify, join by Zoom. Webinar link:

If you have any questions, contact Esther Johnson, commission assistant, at (503) 934-0045 or [email protected].