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OREGON'S LAND-USE PLANNING SYSTEM IS IN THE RUNNING FOR HARVARD INNOVATION AWARD (Portland Oregonian) http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2011/11/oregons_land-use_planning_syst.html
Oregon's land-use planning system is among the finalists for an "Innovations in American Government" award from Harvard University.
In announcing the finalists, Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government said Oregon's system protects farm and forest land through property tax incentives, transferable development rights and limited-use requirements.
Rock on: Obama initiative may give public more of Table Rocks<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article%3FAID%3D/20111115/NEWS/111150309&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgBIAAoATAAOABA48WL9gRIAVgBYgVlbi1VUw&cd=VBkD6A67oXE&usg=AFQjCNH1XPCrLVtQvnDjdi3ApKkb-AQ8LQ> (Mail Tribune)
Locally, it means some of the federal spending on land and water conservation likely will trickle down to allow the US Bureau of Land Management to purchase ...
WIND BLOWS MONEY INTO POCKETS OF SHERMAN COUNTY RESIDENTS (Portland Oregonian)
Every household in windswept Sherman County will soon get a Christmas gift in the mail: a $590 check.
PROBLEMS WITH OREGON LOTTERY VIDEO POKER AT SHOPPING CENTER ON HAYDEN ISLAND PROD CONSIDERATION OF NEW RULE (Portland Oregonian)
When Hayden Islanders convene to air their grievances, the talk typically centers around the Columbia River Crossing, the huge freeway expansion that threatens island homes and businesses and could turn the North Portland neighborhood into a huge construction zone for five years or more.
The Elephant in the Room<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.cornellsun.com/section/opinion/content/2011/11/14/elephant-room&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAJOAlAkaOG9gRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=Zd0J00FwaJE&usg=AFQjCNFoEfgEqY55kYALFZSGu-3PAx2rsQ> (Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun)
A study published in 2009 by researchers at Oregon State revealed that a child born in the United States means the emission of 160 times more greenhouse gases than a child born in Bangladesh. The problem isn't there; it's here. ...
Adventures of a Clackamas County property owner<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2011/11/adventures_of_a_clackamas_coun.html&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAAOABAkICB9gRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=g561ADmBbnU&usg=AFQjCNEEucFxy_XWijMLV0SAtNv0oOJmCw> (OregonLive.com)
By Guest Columnist By Chuck Bolsinger Rural Oregon is economically depressed, writes James L. Huffman in his Nov. 8 commentary "Defenders of property rights: Don't call them zealots." He lays much of the blame on land use regulation and 1000 Friends of ...
State planning is nominated for national honor<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20111113/STATE/111130327/State-planning-nominated-national-honor&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATABOAFAkICB9gRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=g561ADmBbnU&usg=AFQjCNHHLf-FeG2cnmNc0YWGvlq1BBDQDA> (Statesman Journal)
Oregon's much-debated land use program is one of the six finalists for the Innovations in American Government award by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Presentations are scheduled Wednesday, Nov. ...
Stoller Winery events war erupts anew<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.newsregister.com/article%3FarticleTitle%3Dstoller%2Bwinery%2Bevents%2Bwar%2Berupts%2Banew--1321111321--2033--news&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgBIAEoATABOABA5v-A9gRIAVgAYgVlbi1VUw&cd=FFN7HuSFGnI&usg=AFQjCNEy-oJexNWjfrP7-XKRZ_cwALbCZw> (News-Register)
The Department of Land Conservation and Development, he said, has been approving ... Brandt told commissioners the county's conditional use process, being ... He said Stoller is correct in contending Oregon's niche lies in the production of ...
1000 Friends hosts land-use meeting for mid-valley farmers<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/friends-hosts-land-use-meeting-for-mid-valley-farmers/article_94391cac-0b17-11e1-8b27-001cc4c002e0.html&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAAOABAmd379QRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=uXmvhU6u-Cg&usg=AFQjCNFxJnKLBtM6IFGHRt9eZZwIEcSHHw> (Corvallis Gazette Times)
While 1000 Friends has no interest in relaxing Oregon's land use protections, Miner said, the group recognizes a need to reassess some of the regulations relating to ag land. "'Reassess' means we walk into the room not assuming there is something ...
Guest columnist The Columbia River Gorge management in peril from lack of two ...<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2016747600_guest13bonker.html&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAFOAVAmd379QRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=uXmvhU6u-Cg&usg=AFQjCNGK74mwMBgahoXwRhu-F7wnYYoKoQ> (The Seattle Times)
The public angst was something I confronted as a newly elected congressman whose district included a federally established national park in the Upper Olympic Peninsula that was being managed by an unpopular National Park Service, possessing land-use ...
CRC OPPONENTS FILE BRIEF WITH OREGON SUPREME COURT (Portland Oregonian) http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/11/portland_neighborhood_group_fi_1.html
The ongoing process of refining the Columbia River Crossing CRC project continues as opponents, including the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods NECN, filed a brief on November 9, 2011, with the Oregon Supreme Court arguing against Metros use of a Land-Use Final Order LUFO, a statute crafted in the 1990s that pertains to light rail projects.
Opponents of CRC Oppose Metro's Use of Land-Use Final Order<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.neighborhoodnotes.com/news/2011/11/opponents_of_crc_oppose_metros_use_of_landuse_final_order/&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAAOABAlLr29QRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=gQt3j4cNd7k&usg=AFQjCNHdk1aAPQViBh4dboo_uqmhRXLZ3w> (Neighborhood Notes)
Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) ruled in favor of the CRC on 11 of 12 counts in an earlier case in October, siding with the project's opponents only on the issue of the LUFO including territory outside of Portland's urban growth boundary (UGB), ...
'Rave' organizers agree to reimburse county<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/27154352-41/county-festival-music-gorman-hamilton.html.csp&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATALOAtAlLr29QRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=gQt3j4cNd7k&usg=AFQjCNHVFVz4aV3VjXy25j2XlAmtjNTurw> (The Register-Guard)
"He made no effort to limit, let alone end, the music, camping or the commercial use of or uses upon the property." The department estimated patrol and other expenses at $13700. Public works officials said it cost about $5700 to close roads and land ...
Comprehensive plan is a process<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.lakeoswegoreview.com/opinion/story.php%3Fstory_id%3D132087901037273500&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATABOAFAmJfx9QRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=7-2AjVuvOHM&usg=AFQjCNFgdxiwmmCNFU-GX3QrsPCxDt920g> (Lake Oswego Review)
In 1973, the Oregon Legislature adopted Senate Bill 100, the legendary law that created a statewide system for land use planning. It directed each city and county to develop a comprehensive plan for land use decisions. This bill, combined with other ...
WARM SPRINGS GETS OK TO MOVE CASINO TO NEW HOME ON U.S. 26 (Portland Oregonian) http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/11/warm_springs_gets_ok_to_move_c.html
In January, a Warm Springs tribal casino will move from its current location, tucked away at the end of a long and winding road, to a home along U.S. Highway 26. Tribal leaders expect the move to bring millions more in annual revenue.
KLAMATH BASIN WATER BILL IS LANDMARK, BUT WILL IT PASS CONGRESS? (Portland Oregonian) http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/11/klamath_bill_is_landmark_but_w.html
Farmers, ranchers, tribes and environmentalists are burying a history of physical threats, harsh words and competing demands to unite behind landmark legislation that would settle a century-long battle over the most precious commodity in the Klamath Basin water.
SOLAR PROJECTS FLIP SWITCH (Wallowa.com)
With the Nov. 3 ribbon-cutting dedication marking completion of two large-scale solar energy systems in Wallowa County, the area is quickly becoming one of the highest concentrations of renewable energy per capita in the United States, according to CEO of Sun Storage and fourth generation Wallowa County resident Louis Perry.
SURVEY: MANY AMERICANS WANT TO LIVE IN OREGON (Oregon Business Journal)
Despite an occasional rain cloud, Oregon and Washington both made it onto a top 10 list of states where American adults would most like to live.
Oregon ranked No. 7 and Washington No. 9 in results of a Harris poll released Wednesday.
More questions than answers: Oregon Supreme Court considers vested rights<http://djcoregon.com/news/2011/11/09/more-questions-than-answers-oregon-supreme-court-considers-vested-rights/> (Daily Journal of Commerce)
As aptly labeled by Ralph Bloemers, attorney for Friends of Yamhill County, those pesky "ghosts of Measure 37" are likely to haunt rural areas for years to come as a result of the Oregon Supreme Court's recent ruling in Friends of Yamhill County v. Yamhill County. This case marks the first time the court has [...]
Wilsonville to weigh in on state transportation regulations<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.oregonlive.com/wilsonville/index.ssf/2011/11/wilsonville_to_weigh_in_on_sta.html&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAGOAZAkfTr9QRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=ID2H-bDxXSU&usg=AFQjCNFZ9I7JfdU_78ABn8bFuH7o3GtEPA> (OregonLive.com)
State law requires the state update the documents by the end of the calendar year, and the Oregon Transportation Commission will meet next week to discuss the highway plan at a public hearing in Silverton. The Land Conservation and Development ...
Gorge commission faces a daunting transition<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/nov/09/gorge-commission-faces-a-daunting-transition/&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAKOApAkfTr9QRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=ID2H-bDxXSU&usg=AFQjCNF1hE7tlRs0OJXgAe9IneERvb5RsA> (The Columbian)
The commission staff already has been pared to the equivalent of less than five full-time employees, and its shortage of planners has forced lengthy delays in dealing with land use enforcement issues. "The only thing we have is people," Arens said in ...
Delaware needs better land-use decisions<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20111109/OPINION10/111090315/Delaware-needs-better-land-use-decisions%3Fodyssey%3Dmod%257Cnewswell%257Ctext%257COpinion%257Cs&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgBIAAoATAAOABAkfTr9QRIAVAAWABiBWVuLVVT&cd=ID2H-bDxXSU&usg=AFQjCNGGFcEShG2u_rqOPvzGG4sBLDzdcw> (The News Journal)
... failed to persuade the Council to vote against commercial regional rezoning) appears ready to lead Delaware to better land use decisions in the future. Perhaps we need something else? Maybe we need a group like Oregon's "1000 Friends" in Delaware?
RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS VITAL TO OREGON -- GUEST OPINION (Salem Statesman Journal) http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20111109/OPINION/111090411/-1/7daysarchives/Rural-development-programs-vital-Oregon
Across Oregon, Americans are taking a hard look at what is needed to bring about improvements to our infrastructure, quality of life and, of course, our economic vitality.
Lisa Howard | Assistant to the Director
Oregon Dept. of Land Conservation and Development
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