Metro is discussing the possibility of using a different approach to evaluate urban growth management. HBA will be engaged on this and is meeting with Metro staff regarding changes to the UGB process ahead of the 2018 full cycle review and report.
In 2015, Metro began making adjustments to their UGB process – beginning by committing to a full cycle review in 2018. At the January MTAC and Urban Growth Management Task Force meetings, Metro staff discussed the prospect of employing a different approach to how it evaluates urban growth management decisions, to include the possibility of presenting options/scenarios to Metro Council for its determination. HBA is actively engaged in this process and is preparing for the release of Metro’s report in 2018. Staff plans to meet with Metro’s Planning and Development Director Elissa Gertler, as well as their Chief Operating Officer, Martha Bennett, to secure additional details on the process.