Floodplain and Drinking Water Protection Regulation Public Hearings Canceled 

Contacts: Lane County Administrator Jeff Spartz, 541-682-4203; Keir Miller, Lane County Land Management, 541-682-4631



The November 9 joint Lane County Board of Commissioners and Lane County Planning Commission public hearing on proposed changes to the County’s floodplain regulations and a new set of zoning regulations intended to protect sources of public drinking water is now canceled.


Today, the Lane County Planning Commission voted 6-3 to cancel the hearing and postpone indefinitely the process to review proposed floodplain regulations and a proposed drinking water overlay zone. This action follows the Lane County Board of Commissioners 3-2 vote on Wednesday to table the proposed ordinances and process.


The action by both the Board and Planning Commission ends the current process and cancels future scheduled public hearings on the proposed floodplain and drinking water protection ordinances.


The Planning Commission also voted to recommend that the Board of Commissioners prioritize the work on floodplain and drinking water regulations and put them on the Land Management Division’s long-range planning work program for consideration sometime next year.


The decisions by the two bodies were reached following significant public interest and concern with this matter.




Amber Fossen

Public Information Officer

Lane County Government

125 E. Eighth Ave.

Eugene, Oregon 97401



541.359.9143 (cell)