Oregon’s land use laws get support in court

Oregon’s land use laws are often seen as a model of how state and local communities can manage growth and improve quality of life. When Measure 37 passed last year, many planners and growth management proponents worried how it would hamper public planing efforts in the state.

Measure 37 requires that state and local governments either compensate land owners when regulations lower property values or waive the rules.

Now, Marion County Circuit Judge Mary James has ruled that the law violates five provisions of the state and federal constitutions.

Read a statement from 1000 Friends of Oregon . . .

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