Enter Governor Tom McCall and Senate Bill 100 Governor Tom McCall (1967-1975)
1973: Senate Bill 100 • Senate Bill 100 was signed into law in 1973. Governor Tom McCall and two state senators — liberal Democrat Ted Hallock from Portland and Republican dairy farmer Hector McPherson from rural Linn County — led the legislative battle to successfully pass the nation’s most progressive land-use law. The measure was designed to control urban sprawl and protect agricultural and forest land. A new state agency, the Department of Land Conservation and Development, was established to carry the provisions of Senate Bill 100.
Metro, the nations onlyregional government • To implement the guidelines from Senate Bill 100 (and comply with the rules established by a new state agency, the Land Conservation and Development Commission [LCDC]) in 1978, a statewide ballot measure established Metro, effective January 1, 1979. In 1992 voters approved a home-rule charter that identified Metro's primary mission as planning and policy making to preserve and enhance the quality of life and the environment.
Metro: Major Areas of responsibility • It provides land use planning and is responsible for maintaining the Portland-area urban growth boundary (UGB). It coordinates with the cities and counties in the area to ensure a 20-year supply of developable land. • It is responsible for the planning of the region’s transportation system, though TriMetoperates most of the region's buses and the MAX Light Rail system. Areas of responsibility
Regional vision: The 2040 Growth ConceptThe region’s 50 year strategy for managing growth
The colored circles on the map represent centers, the downtowns or business and service hubs of the 24 cities and urban portions of the counties that make up the region. Centers include the central city, regional centers and town centers.Each community will define the actual boundary and characteristics of its own downtown or business center.