A near catastrophe was averted when alert land use advocates interrupted an itinerant family’s intention to take overnight lodging in an agriculture use building located in an Exclusive Farm Use zone.
“Ag buildings are intended for agriculture use,” said the last remaining friend of Traditional Oregon Land Use, a 501-C(6) advocacy and fund raising group headquartered on the internet. “Allowing this exception could set a precedent that ultimately would pave over everything.”
“We understand completely, and even though I am heavy with child we will gladly comply with the law – whatever it is – it’s hard to tell,” said the family’s spokeswoman. “In fact, that’s why we are in town tonight – to comply with the state’s population forecasting initiative.”
The Governor’s Office did not return a call requesting comment.