Presentation on theme: "Www.livabilitylane.org. What is the Lane Livability Consortium? Participating Agencies City of Eugene City of Springfield Lane County Lane Transit."— Presentation transcript:
What is the Lane Livability Consortium? Participating Agencies City of Eugene City of Springfield Lane County Lane Transit District Lane Council of Governments Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County Eugene Water & Electric Board Central Lane Metropolitan Planning Organization Oregon Department of Transportation University of Oregon United Way of Lane County A coalition of 12 entities including local government, regional planning, nonprofit, and educational agencies and organizations. Formed to apply for and manage the implementation of $1.45 million HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant. With direction from participating agencies, the Consortium is carrying out a collection of initiatives to advance issues of regional importance.
Federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities DOT, HUD, and EPA formed Partnership for Sustainable Communities to find ways to advance and leverage efforts of three agencies. Organized around six livability principles Sustainable Communities grant is signature effort. Lane County is one of 74 grantees Grant award comes with access to multiple sources of technical assistance Our region also has “preferred sustainability status” for other grant programs under the PSC umbrella
Central Lane Community Context Largest metro area between Portland and San Francisco Regional center for government, health care, education, business, retail, human services, culture, and entertainment Strong community vision for how to grow and development. Overall decline of economic base and the result is fewer living wage jobs for residents One in five households live in poverty.
Changing Community Conditions Demographic and socioeconomic shifts including growing diversity and aging population Diminishing governmental, nonprofit, and private resources Dynamic interagency working environment but with a history of partnerships Rapid changes in state and federal policies, programs and resources
Regional Plans - Frameworks for Action Local plans are tied directly or indirectly to statewide planning goals and federal resources Plans collect and analyze community needs and data, identify community goals, establish key policies, and prioritize use of resources Dynamic local environment for how we do planning
Strategic Approach for use of Grant Funds Support efforts of existing agencies and interagency forums. Use grant resources to gain a better 50,000 foot view of work across agencies. Advance previously identified priorities and pressing needs. Identify new opportunities and creative spaces for collective impact among multiple agencies. Focus on core areas of housing, transportation, economic development, and public health Strategically connect use of federal resources from multiple agencies Housing Transportation Economic Prosperity Public Health
Lane Livability Consortium Focus Areas Seven Primary Focus Areas Finding creative spaces to build cross- sector interagency collaborations and capacity Baseline Assessment of plans, public engagement, and data Consider ways to better align plans and develop a better understand how plans translate into investments and action Identify and fill “plan gaps” in community resiliency, economic prosperity, public health, and equity Develop tools for enhanced decision making processes Advance catalytic projects Build web-based resource for partners
Finding New Spaces for Interagency Collaboration and Capacity Building Clear but Flexible Structure MOU and Funding agreements in place for all consortium members. Work guided by a Project Management team and as well as the entire Consortium meetings. Many Leaders Many different partners lead specific tasks while other participated as supporting team members. Broad and Creative Engagement Many other partners engaged through specific tasks. Frequent use of key informant interviews, workshops, and small group sessions. Frequent use of Technical Assistance offered through HUD to build local knowledge and capacity.
Baseline Assessment of Plans and Engagement Assessment of Regional Plans Create a road map of existing plans, assessment framework for comparing plans, identification of synergies and gaps, and core area reports. Public Engagement Assess current public engagement methods for existing plans. Engage Latino people to better understand how best to involve them, understand their needs, and identify appropriate indicators. Data Inventory and Plan Develop a better understanding of how data and analyses need to evolve to support planning and decisionmaking.
Explore Alignment of Plans and Moving Plans to Action Integration and Alignment of Plans Explore how a revised Metro Plan may evolve to adapt to new planning paradigms and address objectives shared by Springfield, Eugene, and Lane County. Better Understand how Plans translate into Action Capital Improvement Plans and agency budgeting processes frequently determine whether or not plans move forward. This project will create a better understanding how long-range plans are carried into shorter range capital improvement plans and budgets and potential synergies. Lane County Springfield Eugene
Fill Content Gaps in Existing Plans Community Vulnerability Assessment Assess impacts of natural hazards/disasters and climate change to community-wide systems. Integrating Health into Planning Integrate health needs and impacts into community plans. Equity and Opportunity Assessment Explore issues of equity, access, and opportunity through use of data, analysis, and engagement. Advance Economic Prosperity Create new partnerships to identify and analyze local industry clusters and identify ways to support those clusters
Develop Tools for Enhanced Decisionmaking Regional Scenario Planning Expand regional scenario planning conducted under HB 2001 to include consideration of health, equity, and economic prosperity impacts. Using Triple Bottom Line to inform Projects Will result in general methods and tools any jurisdiction can use to make cost- effective and transparent decisions to advance community goals. Using Triple Bottom Line to Inform Plans Develop and apply a triple bottom line framework to development of the Eugene Transportation System Plan.
Advance Catalytic Projects Create a Comprehensive Approach for the Franklin Corridor Develop a stronger collective vision for the future of the Franklin Corridor with stronger connections among its transportation, land use, parks, housing, and other elements. Advance Brownfields Redevelopment Form coalition to successfully make case for $680,000 brownfields assessment grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. Manufacturing Communities Partnership Economic cluster work created basis for MCP application to EDA
Create a web-based resource for local partners – www.livabilitylane.org Create a collection of tools and resources for community partners The Livability Lane website and toolkit include a wealth of information including: All reports and products developed through the Sustainable Communities grant Access to a searchable database of community plans Summaries of key findings Collections of other reports, websites, and resources according to nine topic areas www.livabilitylane.org