Land Protection Planning Commission (LPPC)

What is the Land Protection Planning Commission (LPPC)?

The Land Protection Planning Commission (LPPC) is delegated authority by the Board of Trustees to implement elements of the Land Development Code, and to recommend changes in policies, procedures, laws or statutes relating to land use planning and environmental health and safety to the Board of Trustees.  They are responsible for holding public hearings, fact finding, reporting and making recommendation concerning these issues. The Commission meets twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesdays, and members are appointed by the Board of Trustees to three-year terms. This Commission is formerly known as the Natural Resource Commission.

See CTUIR Events for upcoming meetings and hearings.

Current Members

  • Raymond Huesties, Chair
  • Travis Olsen, Vice-Chair
  • Lindsey X. Watcman, Secretary
  • Sam Spino, Member
  • Kathleen Elliott, Member

STIF Advisory Committee

The LPPC also acts as the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) Advisory Committee for Kayak Public Transit in carrying out the purpose of the STIF and prioritizing projects to be funded by STIF monies.  These meetings occur concurrently with regularly scheduled meetings of the LPPC.

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) program was introduced by the House Bill 2017 Transportation Funding Package to fund public transportation improvements across Oregon. STIF funds may be used for public transportation purposes that support the effective planning, deployment, operation, and administration of public transportation programs.

STIF moneys may also be used for

  1. Creation of new systems and services with origins, destinations or stops in Oregon
  2. Maintenance or continuation of systems and services; and
  3. Planning for and development of a Local Plan or future STIF Plan to improve Public Transportation Service.

STIF moneys may be used as the local match for state and federal funds which also provide Public Transportation Service.

Qualified entities eligible for the funding are required to establish a STIF Advisory Committee as outlined in Chapter 732, Division 40, 42, and 44.  The Committee is to assist the Qualified Entity in carrying out the purposes of the STIF Formula Fund and the Advisory Committee requirements specified in ORS 184.761(1).