Oregon Land Use Law Records

Oregon's statewide land use planning program was created in 1973 with the passage of the Oregon Land Use Act.​
"The enactment of Senate Bill 10 in 1969 was a crucial step on​ the path to Oregon’s landmark Senate Bill 100, passed in 1973, and the adoption of the goals that are the heart of the state’s land-use planning program. Oregon was the second state in the nation, after California, to mandate local government plan-making. SB 10’s requirement that local governments also zone all the land within their jurisdictions —California did not mandate zoning—was a first in the United States. Prior to 1969, Oregon had enabled local governments to plan and zone, but doing so remained a local choice. The statutory appearance of statewide land-use planning goals in SB 10 was unprecedented, as was the stipulation of a deadline and the authorization for the state to take on what had always been a local prerogative if a local government failed to comply. "​

1973 SB 100 Introduction
"In 1973, SB 100 maintained SB 10's local government plan-making and zoning mandates, a deadline to complete those tasks, and authorization for a new state agency—the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC)—to grant extensions and to take over planning and zoning when a local government failed to comply. LCDC was required to adopt statewide planning goals to provide standards for local government planning and zoning and to enforce conformance with those goals. The SB 10 goals were incorporated into SB 100 to serve on an interim basis, and they provided the foundation for the first set of fourteen statewide land-use planning goals that LCDC adopted in 1974."

 ​​​​​Audio files (MP3) and paper records (PDF) related to these bills are available below.​​​​​​ ​​


1969 SB 10 Orig​inal Bill File and Minutes & Exhibits​

House Planning & Development Committee​ Tapes, 1969​

1973 SB 100 Original Bill File and Minutes & Exhibits​