HB2254 directed LCDC to craft administrative rules to implement a new method for UGB amendment. This special news post provides easy access discussion. This post is open to registered users for comments.

The rulemaking may get so complicated that it can’t be finished properly in the time allocated. What happens then?

This is mostly the same rule advisory group and process that crafted the division 24 safe harbor that was supposed to create a simple option. Apparently no city has ever used it. Division 24 is posted on our wiki – take a look and you can see what to expect.

Could I be right and the whole country wrong?

Or, is it better to reflect on The First Snowfall in St. Paul?


Crowdsource Oregon Land Use wiki now has a project page for alternative rule makers who want to write implementing rules for HB2254. Look for a contest announcement.

Beth Noveck, the former deputy CTO at the White House, shares a vision of practical openness — connecting bureaucracies to citizens, sharing data, creating a truly participatory democracy. (17 min.)

The site is evolving and is now on its second generation. Looking at design ideas for the next generation. Thinking about how to set up contests and prizes.

The wiki is getting set up with structure and sample content.

Both the blog and the wiki have implemented security measures to prevent spam.

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Join your friends and neighbors, design experimental local solutions, influence decision makers and even win a blue ribbon or the grand prize. Crowdsourcing gathers needed ideas from a large group of people online rather than the usual meetings.