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8.2 <br /> ro,A 4 COUNCIL REPORT <br /> V �r 0 <br /> QREGD‘4 <br /> Subject: Riparian Lands Tax Incentive Program <br /> Meeting Date: September 17, 2019 Staff Member: <br /> Scot Siegel, Planning and Building Services Director <br /> Department: Planning and Building Services <br /> Action Required Advisory Board/Commission Recommendation <br /> ❑ Motion ❑ Approval <br /> ❑ Public Hearing ❑ Denial <br /> ❑ Ordinance ❑ None Forwarded <br /> ❑ Resolution ❑X Refer to PNAB if direction to proceed <br /> ❑ Information Only Comments: <br /> ❑X Council Direction None <br /> ❑ Consent Agenda <br /> Staff Recommendation: Provide direction on whether to proceed with a tax incentive <br /> program or other financial assistance for property owners with riparian lands. <br /> Recommended Language for Motion: None. <br /> Project/ Issue Relates To: <br /> ❑Council Goals/Priorities ❑XComprehensive Plan Not Applicable <br /> ISSUE BEFORE COUNCIL <br /> Should the City offer a property tax reduction or other financial incentive for stewardship of <br /> streams and wetlands (riparian areas) on private property? <br /> EXECUTIVE SUMMARY <br /> As discussed in the attached memorandum, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife <br /> (ODFW) has reservations about extending the Riparian Lands Tax Incentive Program (RLTIP) to <br /> cities due to staffing limitations and concerns with enforcement. They are also unable to <br /> 503.635.0215 380 A Avenue PO BOX 369 Lake Oswego, OR 97034 www.lakeoswego.city <br />