Growth Fears In Redmond

The fastest growing city in Oregon tries to avoid looking like its boomtown neighbor to the south.
July 30, 2003, 11am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Redmond's geography has spurred its growth, but that growth has brought a variety of urban challenges that range from traffic congestion to outpaced sewer and water capacity. FBI statistics in 2001 said Redmond had the highest crime rate in the state -- mainly because of property crimes. Schools are crowded, and a bond measure to build a high school failed because property taxes already are among the highest in the region. Property taxes are high because there is not a diverse industrial base to help with infrastructure costs."

Thanks to Chris Clair

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Published on Monday, July 28, 2003 in The Oregonian

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