The Public Involvement Plan for this project has an intentional focus on equity and inclusion. These areas of focus mean we added new ways for community members to engage, in addition to the variety of existing methods we have in our public engagement toolkit. Planning projects affect the entire community; however, traditional engagement efforts face challenges in reaching certain parts of the community. This structure has created disproportionate representation in the planning process and has resulted in exclusion of some people and groups who are directly impacted by plans and policies. As summarized by Oregon Land Conservation and Development (LCDC) Commissioner Anyeley Hallova during a rulemaking meeting on the House Bill, “before racial segregation through zoning, some neighborhoods had more diverse housing types with mixed incomes that are part of our beloved neighborhood fabric. As intentional as racially segregating housing policy was, we need to be as equally intentional about providing equitable housing outcomes for all.” Across the country, we have a difficult history of exclusion to grapple with, and our intent with this project is to acknowledge that history, and move forward with a focus on inclusion for all, including renters, low income people, people with disabilities, young people, seniors, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. For more information, you can review the History of Residential Zoning fact sheet and visit the project webpage.