BOARD OF COMMISSIONERSí
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Commissionersí Conference Room
Commissioner Anna Morrison presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Peter Sorenson and Faye Stewart present.† Bobby Green, Sr., was excused.† County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, Assistant County Counsel Stephen Vorhes and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.
16. PUBLIC HEARINGS
a. SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING/Ordinance No. PA 1219/In the Matter of Amending Lane Code General Plan Policies (an Element of the Lane County Rural Comprehensive Plan) by Revising Goal Two Policy 27.a.ii; Implementing Housekeeping Revisions to Goal Two Policy 27; and Adopting Savings and Severability Clauses (NBA & PM 1/3/05).
Bill Sage, Land Management, reported the ordinance is designed to change policy Goal 2, Policy 27.† He said they are processing these types of amendments as conformity determinations and to eliminate the reference to errors and omissions.† He noted the second task is to amend the specific subsection of Policy 27 (a)(ii) to eliminate the redundant requirement and make the determination on just Goal 4, Policy 15 considerations.
Sage indicated the Planning Commission held two hearings and after the second hearing and deliberation they adopted (by unanimous vote) to recommend the policy change to the Board.† He said the policy itself meets the general requirements of the Strategic Plan in that it implements and tries to clarify in order to make a more productive relationship between public and private parties.† †
With regard to Ballot Measure 37, Sage said the proposed amendments appear not to have any exposure under the ballot measure.† He noted it is a voluntary process initiated by the applicant to do a conformity determination.† He added it clarifies existing language that is dated from 1984 and it doesnít change the policy.† He noted there are no new standards or criteria that are required and the process is designed to give relief.
Commissioner Morrison opened up the Public Hearing.† There being no one signed up to speak, she closed the Public Hearing.
MOTION:† to move to adopt Ordinance No. PA 1219.
Morrison MOVED, Stewart SECONDED.
Sorenson asked if there was any controversy with this.
Sage responded there wasnít.† He noted only one person testified at the hearing, Lauri Segel, 1001 Friends of Oregon and she supported the language and amendment.† He added there was a written comment in the record from Jim Just of Goal 1 Coalition, supporting the amendment and the language.
ROLL CALL VOTE: 4-0.
17. COMMISSIONERS' ANNOUNCEMENTS
18. CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD
19. OTHER BUSINESS
DISCUSSION/Department of Youth Services Grant
Lisa Smith, Department of Youth Services, reported the Oregon Youth Authority issued a request for proposal on January 12 for Oregon Counties and Tribes for Gang Intervention Services.† She explained that the E-Board approved $1.250 million for counties to apply for gang intervention services including community education, mobilization and direct intervention services.† She noted when they originally received it they didnít review it in depth because the gang funding had always gone to Multnomah and Marion counties.† She indicated they had since learned that the E-Board had approved a separate $750,000 for Multnomah County, making the grant more available for other counties.† She noted that some of the activities (suggested, but not limited to) include gang education, alcohol and drug treatment, shelter and out of home placement, training for public officials and parents, community education mobilization, enhanced supervision, cognitive programs, tattoo removal, job training for youth and graffiti removal.
Morrison asked who would be doing the outreach.
Smith said they would work with Melinda Kletzok, Public Information Officer, to develop a public information education program.† She noted their preliminary calculations are $250,000.† That would include paying for staff to supervise graffiti removal.† She added the money has to be expended by June 30,2005.
Morrisonís concern was the timeline.† She thought they should try working it into direct services with the kids.† She supported this.† She asked that after this was submitted she receive a copy. †
There was consensus to go ahead with this.
There being no further business, Commissioner Morrison recessed the meeting at 1:45 p.m.