Designating Urban Reserves does not change if and when the urban growth boundary gets expanded. The process for UGB expansion is tightly controlled by state law and we would still need to complete the required analysis, including identifying ways to grow more compact inside the current UGB. If that analysis does find a need to expand, City Council could then initiate the UGB expansion process. Once Urban Reserves are designated (by the City and County), they automatically become the first priority of land to analyze when it is time to determine where to expand the UGB. The final step is bringing urban reserve land into the UGB to meet the type of land needs identified. Urban reserve land will be further analyzed and planned based on our expansion needs, then brought into the UGB for those specific uses, such as housing or jobs. The Urban Reserves technical analysis will help streamline the UGB process, such as the development of the study area and land supply model, which will also be used for UGB expansion analysis.