Housing development on Alsea Spit.

Housing development on Alsea Spit.Photo by Alex Derr.

There is still time to make your voice heard on the value of Oregon’s land use planning sytem.

The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) is seeking feedback on the state’s land use planning system, as they look forward the next 50 years. Senate Bill 100, which created the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC), DLCD, and our statewide planning process, was signed into law on May 29, 1973.

For 50 years DLCD has worked in partnership with local governments to manage urban growth; protect farm and forest lands; preserve coastal and natural resource areas; and foster livable communities that have become hallmarks for Oregon. But the land use system has been under attack since its inception, and that remains the case in the current legislative session.

What do you think of our land use planning successes and failures, and how should we conduct planning in the future? DLCD wants your opinion. To take their survey, go here.