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What is this project about?

The state passed new Climate-Friendly and Equitable Community (CFEC) rules to help reduce climate pollution, especially from transportation. The new rules require some cities to reform parking standards, plan for mixed use “climate-friendly” areas where residents, workers, and visitors can meet most of their daily needs by walking, bicycling or riding transit, and create more equitable and accessible communities, especially for those traditionally underserved and experiencing discrimination.

Public Events

  • Public Meeting #3 is June 29, 2023. 
Check City Meetings & Events Calendar for details. 
  • Public Meeting #2 is March 21, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. 

This meeting will be held at City Hall, 980 Applegate Street or participants can attend via Zoom. See the meeting notice at CFEC Open House 2

  • Public Meeting #1 was held November 30th, 2022 - Climate-Friendly Areas Intro Meeting

This meeting provided an overview of the Climate-Friendly Areas (CFAs) project by Cascades West Council of Governments (CWCOG) staff, Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) staff, and City staff.

How Can I Get Involved in the Conversation?

Please contact the Administration & Planning Department for more information regarding the City's implementation of the Oregon CFEC Rules. The first community meeting concerning implementation occurred on November 30, 2022.

Please sign up for the City's weekly informational email and follow us on Facebook to stay informed.

Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities Background

Oregon is not meeting its goals to reduce climate pollution. In 2007, Oregon legislators adopted a goal to reduce Oregon’s climate pollution by 75% by 2050 because that’s what the science calls for if Oregon is going to avoid catastrophic impacts to our environment, communities, and economy. Governor Brown issued Executive Order 20-04 in March 2020 which is the basis of the Oregon Climate Action Plan (OCAP), which directs many state agencies to address climate change in a variety of very specific ways.

The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) is the state agency that oversees land use and transportation planning. Transportation accounts for 38% of Oregon’s greenhouse gas pollution. Land use patterns can impact climate pollution by offering transportation, housing, and employment choices in locations that are walkable, bikeable, and accessible by transit to reduce reliance on vehicles. The Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) initiated the Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities (CFEC) rulemaking in September 2020. After almost two years of public engagement and modifications to draft rules, LCDC adopted the rules July 21, 2022. Visit the CFEC page for information about the new standards and state climate change resources.

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