No clear victory for property-rights activists

Stapilus, Randy
April 2006
High Country News;4/3/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p4
The article reports that the Oregon Supreme Court has upheld Measure 37 in which residents who thinks new land use laws has damaged their property values can demand either compensation or waiver of the rules. The ruling has supported a nationwide effort to force local governments to compensate landowners who lose property value to land-use regulations. Landowners around the state have filed applications under the measure, particularly those who propose new subdivisions on farmland. It was found that activists are using the same measures in other states.


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