Updating Oregon's 30-Year-Old Planning Process

A proposal to update Oregon's 30-year-old planning process is met with approval.
January 21, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Oregon Democratic Governor Ted Kulongoski has asked his five business-and-urban-issue-savvy appointees to the seven-member Land Conservation and Development Commission to help streamline the state's 30-year-old land-use planning process without diluting its essence... The commission, reports Oregonian writer Laura Oppenheimer, reviews local land-use plans, updates rules and does some work for the Department of Land Conservation and Development, all under the state's 1973 landmark growth-management system of protecting farmland and promoting development within urban growth boundaries, with some expressing concern that its environmental aspects have gradually overshadowed the economic needs."

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Published on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 in The Oregonian
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