July 18, 2022
OSCC Action Alert: State to adopt FINAL CFEC rules July 21
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The final hearing for the DLCD’s Climate Friendly Equitable Communities rules takes place on July 21st, where the state is looking to adopt permanent CFEC rules with additional changes. The commission is adopting these new rules without allowing public comment on the changes they intend to make to our communities.
The rules are likely to have major impacts on Oregonians, such as:
- New costs for small businesses
- Increased housing costs
- Limits on iconic Oregon business, such as coffee stands
- More congestion in our cities
- Less accessible streets
- Impacts to existing and future local plans
Despite these major impacts and changes to the rules, the state is not allowing public input on the final draft. No verbal or written testimony will be allowed on the final rules before adoption on July 21.
OSCC has joined People for an Affordable Oregon to ask the state to take public comment and not move forward with adoption until all questions are answered and Oregonians have had the opportunity to weigh in on the final rules.
We ask you to join us in signing on to this letter. Oregonians should have a say.