[LandUse-News] Land Use News from DLCD
Cliff.Voliva at state.or.us
Tue Apr 17 09:26:25 PDT 2007
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April 17: (Capital Press) BEYER UNVEILS MEASURE 37 PROPOSAL
SALEM - Sen. Roger Beyer, R-Molalla, last week unveiled a proposal he
believes resolves some of the most controversial issues surrounding
Measure 37 in a way both parties can support...
April 16: (Editorial, Albany Democrat-Herald) A CASE OF STATE
The Measure 37 claim of Ron and Sandy Whitelaw in Lebanon makes the
state look willfully blind to reality. It makes state officials look as
though they are intentionally trying to obstruct the clear intent of the
April 16: (The Oregonian) DEVELOPERS SEEK BLUEBERRY PLOTS, SLICED TO
HILLSBORO -- The Washington County Board of Commissioners has been
asked to ponder a prickly question: Does tending a blueberry patch count
April 15: (Commentary, The Oregonian) Living on the edge: Beachfront
Before summer comes, bringing its annual flock of beach property
buyers, let's look at some risks of buying and building at the Oregon
April 15: (Statesman Journal) RALLY HEATS UP OVER STATE INITIATIVE
Tempers flared on the Capitol steps Saturday when both sides of
Oregon's debate over land-use rights showed up to protest...
April 14: (McMinnville News-Register) Hotel's opponents appeal LUBA
Opponents of a proposed five-star hotel and spa in the hills north of
Dayton have filed a 45-page challenge to an Oregon Land Use Board of
Appeals ruling rejecting the bulk of their case...
April 14: (Curry Coastal Pilot) COUNTY OKS MEASURE 37 CLAIMS THAT OPEN
LAND FOR HOUSES
GOLD BEACH - Curry County Commissioners gave preliminary approval
Tuesday for four Measure 37 claims in the Harbor area requested by
Hastings Bulb Growers Inc...
April 14: (AP, Coos Bay World) GOP UPSET OVER NEW LAND-USE PROPOSAL
SALEM (AP) - House Republicans said Friday they oppose many suggestions
in a new land-use proposal to deal with Oregon's divisive property
rights law - a plan that was initially advertised as a bipartisan
April 13: (OPB News) MEASURE 37 RE-WRITER LURCHES ALONG
The on-again, off-again agreement over how to alter Oregon's
controversial property compensation law is apparently moving ahead. A
proposed framework to change Measure 37 was heard in public for the
first time Thursday evening...
April 13: (The Oregonian) Legislature answers the call for more time to
draw contentious Metro lines
Portland-area leaders are on their way to getting what they want from
the Legislature: two extra years to choose new suburbs...
April 13: (Albany Democrat-Herald) LEBANON COUPLE SUE OREGON OVER M37
Through attorney Ed Schultz, Ron and Sandra Whitelaw of Lebanon have
filed a lawsuit against the state over a Measure 37 claim on their
Bellinger Road property...
April 12: (McMinnville News-Register) Developers reach out to placate
Some of the neighbors still aren't happy about the plans of KHA
properties to develop a 447-lot subdivision in the west hills above
McMinnville, land currently occupied by trees, deer, coyotes, raccoons
and other wildlife...
April 12: (Beaverton Valley Times) LANDFILL'S MEASURE 37 CLAIM RILES
Cooper Mountain neighbors are lining up to fight a Measure 37 land-use
claim that could expand the Lakeside Reclamation Landfill on Southwest
April 12: (Guest Commentary, Daily Journal of Commerce) MEASURE 37
COMPROMISE IS OUT THERE, BUT IS IT VIABLE?
After weeks of discussions behind closed doors (though with much
technical help), a special legislative committee released the broad
outlines of a compromise designed to resolve the difficulties for
land-use regulation arising from Measure 37, passed by voters in
April 11: (Curry Coastal Pilot) COUNTY TENTATIVELY OKs PROPOSED GOLF
COURSE, HOUSING PROJECT IN SIXES
GOLD BEACH - The Curry County Board of Commissioners gave preliminary
approval Tuesday on a Measure 37 claim for the Sweet Ranch property next
to the Sixes Airport, the site of a proposed golf and housing
April 11: (Medford Mail Tribune) Planners hope for high-density trend
Medford developers want to bring a new high-density townhouse and
commercial neighborhood to the west edge of town near Oak Grove
Elementary School, and city planners hope it's the first of many such
April 10: (OPB News) LUBA RULES MEASURE 37 CLAIMS MUST GO THROUGH
Oregon's Land Use Board of Appeals has ruled that when it comes to
claims under Ballot Measure 37, permission from the local county alone
April 10: (Forest Grove News-Times) GREEN BRIEFS: NEWS FROM AROUND THE
(Scroll down to read the Measure 37 piece)
A Measure 37 compromise hammered out by legislators late last month has
drawn a thumbs-up from Gov. Ted Kulongoski, who praised the Framework
for a Better Measure 37 as a *sensible solution to re-establish
fairness for property owners and protections for farm and forest
April 10: (Roseburg News-Review) PLANNERS HAVE VERY BUSY YEAR
The Douglas County Planning Department recorded its busiest year in
2005. However, that was before an avalanche of Measure 37 claims came
tumbling in. As a result, the department last year registered an 8
percent increase over the previous year...
April 10: (The Oregonian) LANDOWNERS FACE ANOTHER HURDLE FROM MEASURE
MEDFORD -- An Oregon board says property owners who use Measure 37 to
develop land may need approval from both local and state agencies...
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