As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Rogue Valley (RVMPO) and Middle Rogue Valley (MRMPO), RVCOG is responsible for preparation of the regional transportation plan. This responsibility includes providing technical modeling of the transportation system to local governments; facilitating the interaction of federal, state, and local agencies dealing with transportation issues; managing the analysis and process for maintaining conformity with federal air quality standards; preparation of financial analysis and project programming; and providing opportunities for public involvement.
Land Use Planning
The program staffs current planning and long-range planning projects for the local governments in Jackson and Josephine Counties. Examples of services the program provides include developing planning or zoning ordinance amendments, coordinating periodic review, and managing special studies.
Current Planning Projects:
Regional Problem Solving
Collaborative regional problem solving, enacted by the Oregon legislature in 1996, established a process through which local governments may seek to solve regional problems through a cooperative process. As part of the this process, existing land use regulations are examined in relation to the regional problems of the area. After collaboration with state agencies that would be affected by any changes proposed by the community and local government, amendments may be made to comprehensive plans and land use regulations aimed at solving identified problems. Such solutions as may be found can be approved even if they do not meet the literal terms of administrative rules, so long as they conform, on the whole, with the statewide planning process. Visit the Jackson County Development Services Regional Problem Solving Plan page for more information.
Geographic Information Systems Services
RVCOG provides GIS products and services for regional stakeholders. Visit our GIS page for more information.