Looking For Common Ground In Oregon

A task force will be appointed to find ways to close the growing rift in Oregon's statewide land use program.

"Oregonians' approval of Measure 37 did more than chop local land-use ordinances into pieces. The measure stunned the nation, stalling efforts elsewhere to rein in sprawl."

With the passage of Measure 37 on last November's ballot, property rights advocates consolidated their position that government regulations had gone too far to protect farm and forest land. The state now needs a new compromise similar to the 1973 work that created Oregon's statewide planning program.

Thanks to Rich Catlin

Full Story: Oregon has lost ground as a model for land use

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