People and the Land: An Oral History of Oregon’s Statewide Land Use Planning Program

Interview with Don Mazziotti (on Goal 10)

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Interview with Don Mazziotti (on Goal 10)

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Interview Date

2017

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2017

Abstract

Interview with Don Mazziotti in 2017 by Jim Irvine focused on Goal 10 of Oregon's Statewide Land Use Planning Program. Mazziotti headed the Portland Development Commission from 2001 to 2005, served as Portland’s chief planner in the 1970s and acted as chief information officer for Oregon in the late 1990s. (Second half of interview missing.)

Biographical

Don Mazziotti was the Community and Economic Development Director for the city of Beaverton from 2009 to 2013. He headed the Portland Development Commission from 2001 to 2005, served as Portland’s chief planner in the 1970s and acted as chief information officer for Oregon in the late 1990s. He also worked as the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of transportation under former Oregon governor Neil Goldschmidt.

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Oregon's Statewide Land Use Planning Program, adopted in 1973 after the passage of Senate Bill 100, contains nineteen goals or guidelines. Goal 10 provides for the housing needs of Oregon citizens by specifying that jurisdictions must plan for and accommodate needed housing types “at price ranges and rent levels which are commensurate with the financial capabilities of Oregon households and allow for flexibility of housing location, type, and density.” Goal 10 requires each city to inventory its buildable residential lands, project future needs for such lands, and plan and zone enough buildable land to meet those needs. It also prohibits local plans from discriminating against needed housing types. In 2017, Sy Adler and Jim Irvine interviewed a series of key planners and advocates involved with Oregon's Statewide Planning Goal 10. These interviews are part of "People and the Land," a collaboration between the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development and Portland State University.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20249

Interview with Don Mazziotti (on Goal 10)

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