CITY OF HOOD RIVER
ORDINANCE # 1965
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF HOOD RIVER COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN, AND BACKGROUND REPORT TO INCLUDE A COORDINATED POPULATION FORECAST (2008-2028) FOR HOOD RIVER COUNTY, THE CITY OF HOOD RIVER, THE CITY OF CASCADE LOCKS AND THE UNINCORPORATED COUNTY.
WHEREAS, Hood River County adopted a Hood River County 2008-2028 Coordinated Population Forecast for Hood River County, the Cities of Hood River and Cascade Locks and the Unincorporated County, which will serve to update the County’s Comprehensive Plan for future related planning efforts associated with housing, economic development, public services and infrastructure, and urban growth boundary expansion; and
WHEREAS, Statewide Planning Goals require the County to adopt and maintain a coordinated 20-year population forecast for the County and for each urban area within the county. While it is anticipated that this forecast will be used in the near future to support an application for an Urban Growth Boundary expansion for the Hood River County School District, it may also be used to support other future planning efforts, including studies related to affordable housing, school enrollment, and public facilities, etc.
WHEREAS, Per Oregon Administrative Rule, the forecast must be developed using commonly accepted practices and standards for population forecasting used by professional practitioners in the field of demography or economics, and must be based on current, reliable and objective sources and verifiable factual information, such as the most recent long-range forecast for the County published by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis (OEA).
WHEREAS, the proposed legislative amendments have been reviewed pursuant to the State’s Population Forecasts Rule (Oregon Administrative Rule 660-024-0030), the statutory requirements for Local Government Planning Coordination under Oregon Revised Statute 195, as well as the Statewide Planning Goals and the County Comprehensive Plan; and
WHEREAS, the County, through planning consultant, Angelo Planning Group, has worked closely with staff from Hood River County, the City of Hood River, and the City of Cascade Locks to ensure coordination of the proposed amendments; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners (BOC) adopted the Coordinated Population Forecast and subsequent amendments to their Comprehensive Plan, Policy and Background documents on October 20, 2008.
WHEREAS, due notice was given and the City of Hood River Planning Commission conducted a Public Hearing on November 3, 2008 at 6 PM, to consider legislative amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Background Report; and made recommendation to the City Council to adopt the Hood River County Coordinated Population Forecast (2008-2028) amending the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Background Report based upon information in the staff report and testimony presented at the hearing; and
WHEREAS, due notice was given and the City Council conducted a public hearing on November 10, 2008, at 6 PM, and after reviewing the written and oral testimony and the Staff and Planning Commission recommendations, voted to adopt the Hood River County Coordinated Population Forecast (2008-2028) as part of the City’s Background Report and Comprehensive Plan;
NOW, THEREFORE, the City of Hood River ordains as follows:
1. The amendments to the City of Hood River Comprehensive Plan, and Background Reports, as recommended by Hood River Board of County Commissioners, attached hereto as Exhibit A – Coordinated Population Forecast (2008-2028), by this reference is adopted.
2. The following Average Annual Growth Rates are adopted for the 20-year period from 2008-2028: Hood River County, 1.28%; City of Hood River, 2.0 %; and the Unincorporated County, 0.8%.
3. This amendment is adopted in fulfillment of the requirements of the State’s Population Forecasts Rule, the statutory requirements for Local Government Planning Coordination and current Oregon law.
Read for the first time on _______, 2008.
Read for the second time and approved on ________, 2008, to become effective 30 days hence.
Linda Streich, Mayor
Jennifer McKenzie, City Recorder