BBEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL
FOR THE CITY OF HOOD RIVER, OREGON
ORDINANCE NO. 2002

An Ordinance Amending the Hood River Comprehensive Plan, Goal 12, by Adopting a revised Transportation System Plan (TSP), and Amending the Hood River Municipal Code Title 13 (Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places), Chapter 28 (Access Spacing, Driveways and Curb Cuts), Title 16 (Subdivisions), Chapter 12 (General Design and Improvement Standards), Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 08 (Zone Changes and Plan Amendments), Chapter 09 (Review Procedures), Chapter 16 (Site Plan Review), and Chapter 20 (Transportation Circulation and Access Management)

 The Hood River City Council finds as follows:

 WHEREAS, the City Council adopted a Transportation System Plan (TSP) as a component of the Hood River Comprehensive Plan on July 12, 1999 pursuant to Ordinance No. 1775; and

 WHEREAS, in 2010 the City received funding from Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to up-date its TSP under State-wide Planning Goal 12 (Transportation); and

 WHEREAS, ODOT contracted with DKS Associates, a suitably qualified transportation engineering firm, to prepare an updated TSP and to conduct a public process, which included the formation of a stakeholders committee consisting of representatives of the business and development community; and

 WHEREAS, the stakeholders committee met several times to review, comment upon and revise draft TSP language and findings prepared by DKS Associates that included amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan Goal 12 and municipal code; and

 WHEREAS, the revised findings, TSP and draft amendments to the Hood River Comprehensive Plan and Municipal Code were presented to the Planning Commission during its regular and duly noticed public meetings; and

 WHEREAS, with the input received at these public meetings, the Planning Commission held several duly noticed public hearings on June 20th, July 18th and August 1st 2011 and recommended to the City Council for adoption a draft TSP and related amendments to the Hood River Comprehensive Plan and Municipal Code, including amendments to Goal 12 (Transportation and subsequent code changes which include Titles 13 (Streets, Sidewalks and Public Ways), 16 (Subdivisions) and 17 (Zoning), as set forth in Exhibits A and B, attached hereto and by this reference incorporated herein; and

 WHEREAS, the City Council considered the Planning Commission’s recommendation public hearings on August 8th, 22nd and September 12th 2011, and accepted public testimony, after which the Council deliberated on September 26, 2011 and voted to approve the TSP and related amendments.

 NOW THEREFORE, based on the foregoing Findings, the Hood River City Council Ordains as follows:

Section 1 – Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Repeal of the TSP.  The Hood River Comprehensive Plan is hereby amended by the repeal of the Transportation System Plan (TSP) that was adopted July 12, 1999 as part of Ordinance No. 1775.

Section 2 – Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Adoption of revised TSP.  The Hood River Comprehensive Plan is hereby amended by the adoption of a new Transportation System Plan, which is set forth in Exhibit A, attached hereto and by this reference incorporated herein.

Section 3 - Municipal Code Amendment.  The following titles, chapters and sections of the Hood River Municipal Code (HRMC) are hereby amended to provide as set forth in Exhibit B, attached hereto and by this reference incorporated herein.

HRMC Title 13 (Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places), Chapter 28 (Access Spacing, Driveways and Curb Cuts), Section 13.28.040 Access Spacing for Streets;

HRMC Title 16 (Subdivisions), Chapter 12 (General Design and Improvement Standards)
 Section 16.12.020 Vehicular Access and Circulation
Section 16.12.030 Pedestrian and Bicycle Access and Circulation
Section 16.12.060 Pubic Facilities Standards
  
HRMC Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 08 (Zone Changes and Plan Amendments)
Section 17.08.050 Transportation Planning Rule (Legislative and Quasi-Judicial)

HRMC Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 09 (Review Procedures)
Section 17.09.030 Administrative Actions
Section 17.09.040 Quasi-Judicial Actions
Section 17.09.050 Legislative Actions
Section 17.09.120 Pre-Application Conferences 

HRMC Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 16 (Site Plan Review), Section 17.16.040 Decision Criteria.

HRMC Title 17 (Zoning), Chapter 20 (Transportation Circulation and Access Management)
 Section 17.20.040 Bicycle Parking.
 Section 17.20.050 Standards for Transportation Improvements
 Section 17.20.060 Transportation Impact Analysis

Section 4 – IAMP to be incorporated into and become a part of the TSP.  The Interchange Access Management Plan (IAMP) adopted by the City Council as part of the Hood River Comprehensive Plan pursuant to Ordinance 2001 shall become a component of the Transportation System Plan (TSP) adopted herein by this Ordinance 2002.

 Read for the First Time this 26th day of September 2011

 Read for the Second Time and approved this 11 day of October 2011.  This Ordinance shall take effect on the 31st day following the second reading.

AYES:  4
NAYS:  0
ABSTAIN: 0  
ABSENT: 2        
      Arthur Babitz, Mayor
ATTEST:


     
Jennifer Gray, City Recorder Approved as to form:


     
Daniel Kearns, City Attorney