Now is the time for anyone that wants to comment on RPS (Regional Problem Solving) to LCDC (Land Conservation and Development Commission). LCDC is tentatively scheduled to have their public hearing on RPS from November 14-16 in Newberg.
What if RPS is Approved?
If the LCDC approves the RPS plan, there is a 21-day appeal period for anyone that may object to the Oregon Court of Appeals. If no one appeals it, which currently seems to be the case, RPS is considered approved. There is a 60-day waiting period for the final order to be published, and once that is done, the decision is official.
What Happens After RPS Approval?
Once RPS is finaled through the state, the cities can begin their processes. At this time, Medford is still doing their research on the land needs analysis. The study areas have not been reviewed by a consultant yet; they are still finalizing results from the internal study. Medford will have a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to review the consultant’s work. There will be a meeting sometime in October, but the date has not been chosen yet.
If you have questions or concerns about RPS or any other land use issue, do not hesitate to contact us. You can fill out a contact form on our website, or give us a call at (541) 773-2646.