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Work Plan Tasks and Sub-Tasks–Current Biennium (1999-2001)
There are five major task areas in the project, each of which will be discussed in detail with their corresponding sub-tasks, products, and timelines:
A) Governance
B) Public Involvement and Communication
C) Future Non-Growth Areas
D) Future Growth Areas
E) Final Report

A) Governance, Decision Making, and Agreements
Governance is at the heart of this project, and concerns the "how" of the work to be done in terms of both policy and process.

sub-task A1a - Establishment of the Policy Committee
At the initiation of the project, the Policy Committee will be composed of the political leadership of the same member jurisdictions (Medford, Jackson County, Phoenix, Central Point, Jacksonville, and Eagle Point) that formed the Policy Committee on the Multijurisdictional Committee on Urban Reserve, plus the members of the Regional Community Solutions Team, and representatives of the Bear Creek Valley Sanitary Authority (BCVSA) and the Medford Water Commission (MWC). If additional entities are included in the project, their representatives will be added.
Timeline: April 2000
Product: Formal Policy Committee membership list

sub-task A1b - Ongoing Meetings of the Policy Committee
It is anticipated that the Policy Committee will meet once a month.
Timeline: April 2000 - June 2001
Product: Minutes from approximately 16 meetings, decisions on the work products outlined in the work plan.

sub-task A2a - Establishment of the Technical Committee
At the initiation of the project, the Technical Committee will be composed of professional staff of the same member jurisdictions (Medford, Jackson County, Phoenix, Central Point, Jacksonville, and Eagle Point) that formed the Technical Committee on the Multijurisdictional Committee on Urban Reserve, plus representation from the Bear Creek Valley Sanitary Authority (BCVSA) and the Medford Water Commission (MWC). If additional entities are included in the project, their representatives will be added.
Timeline:April 2000
Product:Formal Technical Committee membership list

sub-task A2b - Ongoing Meetings of the Technical Committee
It is anticipated that the Technical Committee will meet twice a month.
Timeline: April 2000 - June 2001
Product: Minutes from approximately 32 meetings, decisions on the work products outlined in the work plan.

sub-task A3 - Establishment of the Decision-Making Structure and Process
The Policy Committee will determine how decisions will be made. This may include agreements between jurisdictions, resolutions of support, and interagency agreements which will establish a protocol for decision making.
Timeline: April - August 2000 (may be revisited during the remainder of the project, depending on need).
Product: Decision-making policy and potential agreement.

sub-task A4 - Decision on the Inclusion of Additional Participants
Because the physical boundaries of Bear Creek Valley encompass a greater study area than was contemplated by the Multijurisdictional Committee on Urban Reserve, and because the focus of this grant is also wider, a decision will be made whether to invite additional entities or jurisdictions.
Timeline: April - May 2000 (may be revisited during the remainder of the project, depending on need).
Product: Policy Committee decision on additional membership.

sub-task A5 - Final Determination of the Study Area
In concert with sub-task A4, above, the Technical Committee will make a recommendation of the study area, which will be decided upon by the Policy Committee.
Timeline: April - May 2000
Product: Final determination of the study area.

sub-task A6 - Recruitment of the RPS-Mandated Resource Lands Review Committee (RLRC)
As required in the RPS statutes (Sec. 5, subsection (6)), this committee will review recommendations to devote farm and forestland to uses not defined in the statewide planning goals. The committee will be formed of individuals who are considered experts in the appropriate fields.
Timeline: May - June 2000
Product: Resource Lands Review Committee membership

sub-task A7 - Ongoing Meetings of the Resource Lands Review Committee (RLRC)
Timeline: July 2000 - May 2001
Product: Minutes from approximately 13 committee meetings, decisions on recommendations from the project committees concerning changes to farm and forestland uses, work on the identification of the non-growth areas and the draft and final proposal.

sub-task A8 - Agency Orientation Workshop
A workshop will be held for representatives from all state agencies identified as potential participants in the project. The recent histories of the OurRegion and Multijurisdictional Committee on Urban Reserve will be explained, and some of the key recommendations and assumptions, including mapping results, of OurRegion will be examined. The Regional Problem Solving project design and expectations of outcomes will be discussed, and agencies will be asked for opinions of their potential roles and projected participation in the RPS project, including membership on the RLRC.
Timeline: June 21, 2000
Product: Invitation letters to local staff through agency directors. Agency orientation workshop.

Total Task Cost - $ 11,338
In-Kind - $ 60,400

B) Public Involvement and Communication,
The RPS statute calls for an effective program of public involvement. This is especially important in what this application is proposing, which is, at a minimum, a 50-year delineation of growth patterns for the Bear Creek Valley's jurisdictions. Not only are there strong ideological opinions relating to the debate between growth and non-growth, but there are important financial considerations involved. The valley's citizens need to feel comfortable that the work performed is the result of cooperation among a broad group of people with a multiplicity of interests.

The second part of this task—communication—is crucial if the message is going to get out. The project will have to spend time and resources to inform the general public of what is trying to be accomplished. The fact that the media in the valley are very interested in the topic of growth is extremely helpful (see the attached four newspaper articles), but the project will have to direct the communication effort.

sub-task B1a - Recruitment of a project Citizen Advisory Committee (pCAC)
It is crucial to the private sector buy-in of the planning process that respected citizens participate in a meaningful way. Members would be selected on the basis of their geographical representation of member jurisdictions, the degree to which they represent varied aspects of the private sector, their exposure within the community, and their ability to participate in a cooperative process.
Timeline: May - June 2000
Product: Project Citizen Advisory Committee membership

sub-task B1b - Ongoing Meetings of the project Citizen Involvement Committee (pCIC)
The pCIC will meet on average once a month during the project. These meetings will have to be scheduled such that the Committee's input will be timely for both the Technical and Policy Committees. It will be a priority of the project that recommendations made by the pCIC be considered by the Technical and Policy Committees, and that the pCIC receive feedback in sufficient detail from them that their participation has meaning.
Timeline: July 2000 - June 2001
Product: Minutes from the approximately 13 project Citizen Involvement Committee meetings, recommendations to the project committees— Policy, Technical, and RLRC—on the tasks outlined in the work plan.

sub-task B2 - Public Meetings/Presentations as Requested by Groups and Organizations
To complement the pCIC the project will provide a speaker to organized groups to provide an overview and update on the project.
Timeline: August 2000 - June 2001
Product: Up to 10 speaking engagements.

sub-task B3 - Ongoing Meetings by Jurisdiction-Specific Citizen Advisory Committees
The Public Involvement and Communication Task will be assisted by the jurisdiction-specific citizen advisory (jcac) committees that Statewide Planning Goal 1 mandates that each jurisdiction employ in land use matters. These groups will be under the oversight of the individual jurisdictions, but will be coordinated with project management. Whenever possible, a member of each of these citizen advisory committees will be a member of the pCAC.
Timeline: July 2000 - June 2001
Product: Variable—from 4 to 12 full or partial meetings per jurisdiction.

sub-task B4 - Creation, Maintenance, and Updating of a Project Web Page
(This sub-task will be funded through the Regional Investment Board - RIB)
The web page will inform the public with constantly updated information, as well as solicit input for use by project management and/or project committees.
Timeline: November 2000 - June 2001
Product: Web page dedicated to the project, updated on an ongoing basis.

sub-task B5 - OurRegion Report
Because the OurRegion report is the base resource for this project, it will be necessary to provide a copy of the report to participants, active stakeholders, and interested groups.
Timeline: May - July 2000
Product: Production and distribution of 150 copies of the OurRegion report.

Total Task Cost - $ 12,720 ($2,164 - RIB, $10,556 - RPS)
In-Kind - $ 46,100

C) Future Non-Growth Areas
Project strategy calls for the areas that participants consider should be excluded from future significant urban development to be specifically identified before potential growth areas are considered. This process will respond to recommendations in the OurRegion report, which call for a further refinement of work done by OurRegion on the identification of valuable agricultural land and open space. Local experts will be relied upon to fine tune the valuable agricultural areas identified by OurRegion (making up the Farmland Conservation Zone, or FCZ), as well as those recommended for Open Space. What the region identifies as being within a category of "non-buildable" land will be mapped, and, finally, special attention will be given to the land immediately between communities – the so-called buffer areas.

Because the outcome of this work may include recommendations to remove land from a particular resource category, the project will observe section 6 of the Regional Problem Solving statute, which calls for the use of a committee of persons (the RLRC) "...with expertise in appropriate fields, including, but not limited to, farmers, ranchers, foresters and soil scientists and representatives of the State Department of Agriculture, the State Department of Forestry, and the Department of Land Conservation and Development."

sub-task C1a - Refinement and Mapping of the Valuable Agricultural Areas
The recommendations made in the OurRegion final report concerning agricultural lands will form the point of departure for this sub-task. Because of the impact of recommending the long-term exclusion from significant development of potentially large areas of resource land, stakeholders, participants, and the public must be satisfied that the quality and degree of detail of the review is adequate. The participants in OurRegion realized this, and made the recommendation of further refinement with the knowledge that the OurRegion group at times lacked the expertise to achieve the level of detailed study that was necessary, and with the realization that OurRegion itself lacked the buy-in on the part of the jurisdictions' political leadership to support definitive land use recommendations at the parcel level.
Timeline: May - December 2000
Product: A draft proposal of valuable agricultural areas to be excluded from future urban levels of development.

sub-task C1b - Critical Review of the OurRegion proposal of a Farmland Conservation Zone (FCZ).
The OurRegion report describes the intent of the zone, but additional work is needed in refining the list of permitted uses and providing development standards. Determining precise locations for an FCZ-like zone will depend upon the information generated in C1a, above.
Timeline: August 2000 - January 2001
Product: A planning commission-ready proposal on the establishment of an enhanced protective overlay for the agricultural areas identified in sub-task C1a.

sub-task C2a - Refinement and Mapping of the Valuable Open Space Areas
(This sub-task will be funded through the Regional Investment Board - RIB)
The recommendations made in the OurRegion final report concerning open space will form the point of departure for this sub-task. In addition, the work will be closely coordinated with staff from Jackson County, which is considering the rewriting of their existing open space reserve zoning designation, and its removal from the category of resource lands.
Timeline: May - December 2000
Product: A draft proposal of valuable open space areas to be excluded from future urban levels of development.

sub-task C2b - Critical Review of the OurRegion Recommendations for an Open Space Zone.
As with C2a, This sub-task will be closely coordinated with staff from Jackson County.
Timeline: October 2000 - March 2001
Product: A planning commission-ready proposal for an open space zone.

sub-task C3a - Determination and Mapping of Buffer Areas Between Communities.
(This sub-task will be funded through the Regional Investment Board - RIB)
These buffer areas may include agricultural and open space lands identified in sub-tasks C1a and C2a above, or others.
Timeline: June 2000 - January 2001
Product: A draft proposal of buffer areas between participating jurisdictions.

sub-task C3b - Creation of Design Standards for Buffer Areas.
(This sub-task will be funded through the Regional Investment Board - RIB)
Design standards would be developed that would serve to emphasize the separation between communities.
Timeline: October 2000 - May 2001
Product: Design standards for buffer areas between communities.

sub-task C4 - Determination and Mapping of Non-Buildable Areas.
A standard would be developed of what environmental and other conditions (slope, state or federal ownership, cost prohibitive provision of public facilities, etc.) would make land unusable for residential, commercial, or industrial purposes. These may overlap at times with agricultural and open space lands. This was not a product of the OurRegion report.
Timeline: April - December 2000
Product: A draft proposal of non-buildable areas.

sub-task C5 - Draft Non-Growth Areas Proposal
A draft plan of all identified areas under this task (agricultural, open space, buffer, and non-buildable).
Timeline: January 2001
Product: Draft non-growth areas proposal.

sub-task C6 - Final Adjustments to the Non-Growth Areas Proposal
Because the identification of future growth areas is a function of what is NOT identified as part of the non-growth areas, it may be necessary to make adjustments to what is identified as non-growth once the future growth areas are analyzed.
Timeline: April - May 2001
Product: Final non-growth areas proposal.

Total Task Cost - $ 45,878 ($15,910 - RIB, $29,968 - RPS)
In-Kind - $ 63,200

D) Future Growth Areas
Because the determination of the future growth areas depends on the delineation of the non-growth areas, the majority of the work on the future growth areas will begin near the conclusion of the bulk of the non-growth sub-tasks. The exceptions are sub-tasks D1, D8, and D9.

sub-task D1 - Establishment of the Higher End of the Population Range.
Considering potential major limiting factors on future population growth such as water and air quality, establish a higher end of long-term population for the valley. This higher end population is meant to serve as a general guide in determining if the draft future growth areas identified are sufficient to meet reasonable population growth needs over the long term.
Timeline: July 2000 - May 2001
Product: Higher end population range estimate for the valley.

sub-task D2 - Mapping of Draft Future Growth Areas.
(This sub-task will be funded through the Regional Investment Board - RIB)
Lands not identified as non-growth, and not in the participating jurisdictions' present urban growth boundaries, will be mapped, and their acreages determined.
Timeline: December - February 2001
Product: Draft future growth areas map

sub-task D3 - Determination of In-Fill and Redevelopment Buildout in Participating Jurisdictions
To determine the additional population that could be accommodated within existing city limits and urban growth boundaries, the amount of in-fill and redevelopment potential for each jurisdiction will be calculated in both acreage and population.
Timeline: June 2000 - January 2001
Product: In-fill and redevelopment potential for participating jurisdictions

sub-task D4 - Determination of Draft Future Growth Areas Population.
(This sub-task will be funded through the Regional Investment Board - RIB)
This sub-task is designed to determine the population that could be accommodated by the lands identified with the draft Future Growth Areas proposal. Average projected density numbers across jurisdictions will be used, unless a future growth area is unequivocally identified with a particular jurisdiction, in which case that jurisdiction's projected future density figures will be used.
Timeline: January - March 2001
Product: Population absorption of draft future growth areas.

sub-task D5 - Final Adjustments to Future Growth Areas Proposal
Should the calculated population absorption not fall within the limits of the population range, there will be a need to make revisions to the draft non-growth proposal.
Timeline: March - April 2001
Product: Regional future growth areas plan.

sub-task D6 - Initial Determination of Future Growth Area Allocation among Jurisdictions.
Identification of potential areas of conflict in jurisdiction-specific allocations of future growth areas.
Timeline: February - May 2001
Product: Identification of potential allocation problems.

sub-task D7 - Final Growth Areas Proposal
It is not anticipated that the final growth areas proposal will delineate all future growth areas by jurisdiction, but partial allocation recommendations will be possible.
Timeline: April - June 2001
Product: Final growth area plan.

sub-task D8 - Coordinated Periodic Review
An evaluation will be made of current periodic review work programs to coordinate those programs with the work of this project.
Timeline: June - September 2000
Product: Report summarizing current work programs, and establishing the steps needed to integrate those programs with this project's tasks.

sub-task D9 - Jobs/Housing Balance,br> The present jobs/housing balance will be examined, and a proposal will be developed for a regional jobs/housing balance that will be maintained and enhanced by future development on identified future growth areas.
Timeline: July 2000 - June 2001
Product: Draft "concept" proposal for a regional jobs/housing balance.

sub-task D10 - Major Utilities Infrastructure Sequential Growth Plan
A general plan will be developed that will sequentially map the spread of growth (within the identified future growth areas) based on the most cost effective establishment of public infrastructure (water, wastewater, and transportation).
Timeline: January - June 2001
Product: Draft major utilities infrastructure plans for the future growth areas.

Total Task Cost - $ 31,855 ($,6,926 - RIB, $24,929 - RPS)
In-Kind - $ 50,750

E) Final Plan

Timeline: June - July 2001
Product: Project final plan

Total Task Cost - $ 8,209
In-Kind - $ 6,000

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