Subject to the limitations in subsection (2) of this section, if a local government is unable to meet the funding requirements of the transportation planning rule adopted by the Land Conservation and Development Commission, the local government may:
Apply for an extension of time to meet the requirements;
Submit a plan to the Oregon Transportation Commission and the Department of Transportation proposing alternative methods of funding that will meet the standards adopted by the Oregon Transportation Commission; or
Apply to the Department of Transportation:
To adjust various traffic performance measures during an interim period prior to completion of construction of the development in question for a period of no more than 20 years; or
To allow various types of traffic performance measures other than a volume to capacity ratio.
The Oregon Transportation Commission may not approve more than four applications for extension or alternative plans in each Department of Transportation region in a calendar year. For purposes of this subsection, the regions are as follows:
Region one consists of Clackamas, Columbia, Hood River, Multnomah and Washington Counties.
Region two consists of Benton, Clatsop, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook and Yamhill Counties.
Region three consists of Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson and Josephine Counties.
Region four consists of Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler Counties.
Region five consists of Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa Counties.
The Oregon Transportation Commission shall adopt rules for the administration of this section. In adopting rules, the commission may not define under what circumstances a local government is considered to be able to meet the funding requirements of the transportation planning rule adopted by the Land Conservation and Development Commission. [2009 c.589 §1]Note: 367.850 (Alternatives to meeting funding requirements of transportation planning rule) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 367 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation._______________