As the first chamber deadline for bills to be worked out of committee is nearing, some level of clarity has been provided regarding the fate of priority bills for the County Solutions program at the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC). Top focuses for AOC County Solutions include funding Sudden Oak Death prevention, tide gate restoration, and local technical assistance programs for housing.

Sudden Oak Death

For the second session, AOC County Solutions worked with the Legislature to secure funding for an integrated pest management program to prevent and fight Sudden Oak Death. The funding request in House Bill 2365 would secure $1.7 million for the 2019-2021 biennium. The bill would require the State Department