Area 93 Transfer History

 

2013

In February, Area 93 land owners met with local officials (Washington County Chair Andy Duyck, Commissioner Greg Malinowski, Multnomah County staff from Deborah Kafoury's office, Commissioner Loretta Smith, State Representative Brad Witt, State Senator Betsy Johnson, staff from Washington County, Multnomah County and Metro) to discuss progress on the proposed transfer of Area 93 to Washington County.

As a result, House Bill 3067 was introduced into the Oregon Legislature to establish a process to enable the transfer of Area 93 from Multnomah County to Washington County and the Governor issued a proclamation declaring formal approval of the transfer.

Over the next few months House Bill 3067 moved through the House and the Senate for approval and on May 30 A-Engrossed House Bill 3067 was sent to the Governor for approval.

On June 6, 2013 Governor Kitzhaber signed A-Engrossed House Bill 3067 into law with additional step outlined in the legislation that would need to be completed before the change in county boundaries would occur:

  • The Board of Commissioners for both counties have approved the transfer plan;
  • The counties jointly notify the Governor that the transfer plan has been approved; and
  • The Governor issues a proclamation declaring approval of the county boundary change.

On July 25, 2013 The bi-county Transfer Plan Committee, consisting of Chair Andy Duyck and Commissioner Greg Malinowski from Washington County and Chair Jeff Cogan and Commissioner Deborah Kafoury of Multnomah County, met at the French American International School, 8500 NW Johnson St. , Portland to review and consider the recommended Transfer Plan Agreement for each county's Board.

Metro Council awarded Washington County a Community Planning and Development grant ($122,605) on August 15, 2013 to fund concept planning of Area 93.

At its August 27 meeting, the Washington County Board of Commissioners adopted the Transfer Plan Agreement, followed by Multnomah County Board of Commissioners adopting it on August 29. Both counties jointly notified the Governor, who issued a proclamation declaring the boundary change approved, as provided in House Bill 3067.

In anticipation of the January 1, 2014 boundary change, Washington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation filed Ordinance 775, which proposes to apply Washington County's interim FD-20 land use district (Future Development; 20-acre minimum parcel size) to Area 93. The new approved land use designation took effect on January 1, 2014. Fact Sheet

In October the Washington County Board of Commissioners A-Engrossed Ordinance 775, which applies Washington County's interim FD-20 land use district (Future Development; 20-acre minimum parcel size) to Area 93 properties as of January 1, 2014.

In December property owners received a "Welcome to Washington County" mailer with welcome letters from the Board of Commissioners and Sheriff, as well as information on public services provided by Washington County and other agencies.

 

2014

On January 1, 2014 at midnight, Area 93 officially became part of Washington County. A media release distributed on December 31, 2013 acknowledges the county boundary change.

A week later (January 7, 2014) the Washington County Board of Commissioners (BCC) held a public hearing on the annexation of Area 93 into the Washington County's Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District (ESPD) and Urban Road Maintenance District (URMD).

Two months later (March 25, 2014) the BCC adopted a Resolution and Order to incorporate Area 93 into the boundary of Washington County Citizen Participation Organization (CPO) 1.