August 17, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>An unintended effect of Measure 37 -- Oregon's controversial 2004 land use law -- is that homeowners are allowed to build giant billboards on their property. Some have, and local officials are hoping a new ballot measure will address the issue.</p>
The Oregonian
August 12, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Preparations are underway to take Oregon's land use legislation Measure 37 back to the ballot this November, but the property rights case that became the face issue still remains unsettled.</p>
The Portland Tribune
August 11, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>At the edge of Portland's urban growth boundary, a clash of rural and urban lifestyles is causing disputes between homeowners, farmers, and hunters.</p>
The Oregonian
August 7, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>As planners move forward on plans to rezone and redevelop the riverfront and harbor in Portland, Oregon, environmental and industrial interests are clashing on how best to make it happen.</p>
The Portland Tribune
July 23, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Already one of the nation's most bike-friendly cities, Portland, Oregon, is looking to update its bicycle master plan to make cycling even more attractive in the city.</p>
The Portland Tribune
July 19, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>A new study lays out the annual savings residents of Portland, Oregon enjoy because of the green choices they and their elected leaders have made over the past 50 years.</p>
CEOs For Cities
July 18, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Funding for an independent review of the state's planning system is slashed, with fingers pointing blame in many directions.</p>
Oregon Public Broadcasting
July 14, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Portland, Oregon, is one of the country's most bike-friendly cities, but in a recent survey of cyclists, bike riders say that the city could be doing more.</p>
The Portland Tribune
June 28, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>In a series of articles, <em>The Portland Tribune</em> looks at the state of the housing market in the city and the trends that are affecting the urban lives of the city's diverse population.</p>
The Portland Tribune
June 27, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Federal Section 8 subsidies are set to expire for nearly 1,000 units of low income housing in Portland between December and 2013. Officials are looking to partner with private and non-profit groups to buy the housing before owners can raise rents.</p>
The Portland Tribune
June 25, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A powerful home builders lobby in Oregon helped push a bill through the state legislature that some say threatens the urban growth boundary for the city of Eugene, and essentially opens the flood gates for sprawl in the area.</p>
Eugene Weekly
June 22, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill that will increase penalties to drivers who carelessly injure or kill pedestrians, cyclists, and other "vulnerable" road users. Convicted offenders could face a one-year license suspension.</p>
The Oregonian
June 21, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A high supply of jobs is bringing large amounts of migrant workers into the Pacific Northwest. But few affordable housing options exist, leaving many with no place to go.</p>
The Daily Astorian
June 13, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>In Oregon, the controversial land use law Measure 37 is on its way back to the ballot this November, as lawmakers look to limit the development rights granted by the measure in 2004.</p>
The Oregonian
June 8, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Research by economists at Oregon State University shows that the state's land prices have not been impacted by its strong planning system and land-use regulations.</p>
Portland Business Journal
June 3, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>In order to accommodate the inclusion of light rail, the City of Portland decided to temporarily move its bus lines a block away. The lines have been so successful that many are starting to question if the move should be permanent.</p>
The Oregonian
June 1, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Portland, Oregon, is pushing stricter regulations on the city's waste, mandating that residents and businesses recycle 75% of their waste by 2015. Many businesspeople are upset about the costs that would be associated with compliance.</p>
Portland Business Journal
May 13, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Lawmakers in Oregon approved a bill to require state agencies to cut their energy consumption by 20% by 2015. Agencies will have to submit plans for how they will cut their energy use, which is expected to occur through facilities improvements.</p>
Statesman Journal
May 11, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Political opposition may stand in the way of Oregon's plans to raise money for affordable housing by increasing the fees paid when filing real estate documents by more than 100%.</p>
The Register-Guard
May 8, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Planners in Eugene, Oregon, have nixed plans for light rail in favor of a bus rapid transit system. However, they say the system's dedicated lanes could be converted into light rail routes in the future if the population increases enough.</p>
The Columbian