Population: 3,358,044
Counties: 77
Governor Frank Keating

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Source:  Pew Center on the States & Changing Direction:  Federal Transportation Spending in the 1990s. Surface Transportation Policy Project


SB 1151 Planning and Land-Use Legislative Study Task Force (2000)
It shall be the function and duty of the Planning and Land-Use Legislative Study Task Force to evaluate the effectiveness of current state, regional, and local planning and land-use laws; survey state and regional agencies, local governments, and the private sector and investigate their attitudes toward the current system to determine the extent and types of planning techniques, and land-use tools being used, and identify desired new tools.
The Task Force will have, among others, the following responsibilities:
1.  Survey developers, builders, contractors, planners, engineers, surveyors, environmentalists, attorneys, citizen groups, and local government agencies about problems associated with the current system and seek their advice on solutions to those problems;
2.  Review model legislation and studies on planning and land-use systems and collect information on states that have undertaken reform efforts and have working systems;
3.  Identify public information, training and technical assistance needs by state and regional agencies and local governments related to planning and land use;
4.  Identify incentives or techniques for sharing the benefits of economic growth and eliminating or reducing fiscal competition among local governments;
5.  Propose initiatives for the development of geographic information systems related to planning and land use at all levels of government;
6.  Propose innovative and cooperative planning and land-use approaches that will accommodate and guide growth and development, ensure the planning and construction of adequate supporting services and infrastructure, including utilities, stormwater management systems, and transportation, provide opportunities for or eliminate barriers to affordable housing, protect the environment, and minimize exposure to natural hazards.