A New Era For Zoning And Preservation

A ballot measure requiring governments to pay landowners for value lost due to development restrictions passes in Oregon.
November 4, 2004, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Oregon's system of land use and environmental law has been thrown into uncertainty by passage of a ballot measure that demands governments pay landowners for value lost because of restrictions on development.

While the Legislature still has to work out details, the vote sends Oregon into a new era where zoning, the preservation of farm and forest land, and logging restrictions taken for granted the past three decades are no longer guaranteed if landowners owned their property before those restrictions went into effect. "

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Wednesday, November 3, 2004 in The San Francisco Chronicle

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