Oregon Considered

11/7/2007 - Measure 49 Just Another Bend In A Long Land Use Road

November 07, 2007

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After years of conflict over Oregon’s land-use planning system, voters Tuesday approved a measure billed as a compromise.

Measure 49 limits development under property compensation initiative, Measure 37, which passed in 2004. It also changes the process for reviewing claims, and addresses Measure 37’s legal uncertainties.

As Rob Manning reports, Measure 49’s passage Tuesday appears to have settled the dispute pitting a person’s right to build on property against potential harm to Oregon’s farms and forests.
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