TITLE

Sons of Measure Lesson from Oregon's property rights law 37

AUTHOR(S)
Homsy, George
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Planning;Jun2006, Vol. 72 Issue 6, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the property rights law promulgated by the state of Oregon which was known as Measure 37 and upheld its constitutionality in February 2006 by the Oregon Supreme Court. The law requires the state and local governments either to pay property owners for the decrease in value resulting from land-use and environmental regulations adopted after purchased their property or to waive the regulation so that development can proceed without it. Dorothy English, a resident, claimed that the statewide planning regime was thwarting her dream to build houses on the rural land she owns. She adds that the burdensome rules were not fair.
ACCESSION #
21066903

 

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