At the Metro Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) meeting on Jan. 15, the committee was briefed by staff from the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) regarding the ongoing implementation of recently adopted HB 2001, also known as the …

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For decades land use regulation across the U.S. has emphasized single-family houses on large lots. This approach has priced many people out of the quintessential American dream: homeownership. It also has promoted suburban sprawl – a pattern of low-density, car-dependent …

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Oregon has citizen involvement as the first of its 19 statewide planning goals and has a statewide Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee to advise citizen involvement programs that each city, county and regional planning agency must have. However, public participation is …

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by Mateusz Perkowski Capitol Press A controversial rails-to-trails project in Oregon’s Yamhill County must be reconsidered due to potential farm impacts from pesticide restrictions, increased trespassing and food safety problems. Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals has blocked the county …

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