The city of Philomath will host an open house at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall as part of the state-imposed Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities rulemaking process.

The Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities effort encompasses a set of new and amended rules from the State Land Conservation and Development Commission that regulate how development and transportation infrastructure will be built into the future. The rules intend to change how cities are built to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as one way to address climate change. 

The new rules require some cities to reform parking standards, plan for mixed use “climate-friendly” areas where residents, workers and visitors can meet most of their daily needs by walking, bicycling or riding transit, and create more equitable and accessible communities, especially for those traditionally underserved and experiencing discrimination.

Participation is also available via Zoom at this link.

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