for Southern Deschutes County
in Sunriver, Oregon on October 28, 2015
County Administrator, Tom Anderson, and County Commissioners Al Unger, Tammy Baney and Tony DeBone. Deschutes County Commissioner Info
The meeting opened with a general background talk by Deschutes County. Then. there were presentations by DLCD and DEQ; input from community speakers; and then a follow-up and discussion of plans for the future.
A representative from the Dept. of Land Conservation and Development gave testimony on why things should be changed.
So, as it turns out, some of the “health-hazard” language is necessary to provide a defensible burden of proof to get the Goal 11 Exemption passed. The Newberry Country Plan itself would not have any of this language included, it will just say that the Goal 11 Exception is in place. The language is being considered and worked on, however.
As the meeting ended, it was decided to keep the public record open for several weeks (people can submit emails and letters to the DCC). There is no rush to pass the exception, though they will be working on it in a timely manner. Another meeting will be held in South County during the next couple of months, and will most likely be held in La Pine this time. More information can be found on the Deschutes County Website, and new links will be added to make things easier to find.
KTVZ was there and interviewed my husband, Cary Matthews, but they didn't end up using the footing in their broadcast. Here is the link to their news story: