Oregon City established a Citizen Involvement Program in the 1980s. The program has two major components: neighborhood associations and a Citizen Involvement Council (CIC). The CIC is the officially recognized citizen advisory committee to meet LCDC Statewide Planning Goal 1, and as required by Goal 1, is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the Citizen Involvement Program. The City Commission provides for assistance to neighborhoods while maintaining the autonomous nature of the associations.
Goal 1 of the 2004 Oregon City Comprehensive Plan is based on the Citizen Participation Goal in the 1976 Land-Use Policies for Oregon City. The 1976 policy seeks to "provide an active and systematic process for citizen and public agency involvement in the land use decision-making for Oregon City". Goal 1 of the 2004 Plan, described as Citizen Involvement, details both the Neighborhood Associations and the Citizen Involvement Coordinating Committee (CICC) as the vehicles for ensuring citizen participation.
The CIC coordinates and communicates various aspects of citizen participation in the community and advises the City Commission, the Planning Commission and other planning and advisory bodies. The City Manager provides a City Liaison.
Presentations are regularly made to neighborhood associations by the City, developers, the school district, other units of government and the business community on plan proposals, ballot measures and other topics of interest. Neighborhood associations discuss other topics and plan activities on neighborhood projects.
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