On May 2nd the Lane County Planning Commission voted unanimously (6-0) to recommend to their elected body, the Board of County Commissioners, adoption of the jobs, parks, and schools ordinance and the residential ordinance. The first ordinance would establish Eugene's UGB and add land for jobs, parks, and schools, and the second ordinance would adopt the land supply study for homes, including strategies to increase medium and high density housing. It is anticipated that an updated version of the UGB proposal reflecting the Planning Commissions’ recommendations will be published next week.
With both Planning Commissions' support for the UGB proposal, the process moves to the next phase with the Eugene City Council and the Board of County Commissioners. These two bodies will hold work sessions, a joint public hearing and deliberations before making a decision on adopting the proposed UGB. You are encouraged to follow this process and provide testimony on the proposal.