Bundy vs. The Bureau of Land Management: An Overbearing Government?

  The gap between what is right and what is legal is often a chasm of cultures. – Anonymous Recent events involving Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are a case in point.  … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, Federal Government, Government Regulation, Land Use Laws, Leadership, President Obama | 19 Comments

Local government changes community character when we allow it

by Dave Berg “Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier ‘n puttin’ it back in” – Will Rogers Twenty three years ago we moved to our community because it represented many of our core values. It … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Lake Oswego, Land Use Laws | 12 Comments

What Does Metro Have Against Single-Family Homes?

By John A. Charles, Jr. For more than a decade, the regional government, Metro, has been quietly herding people into high-density neighborhoods. For those unaware of this policy, the recently announced plans for 80 acres of development near the light … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Government Regulation, Housing, Land Use Laws, Metro, Portland | Tagged , , , , | 332 Comments

Portland: politically correct trumps job creation

Do you ever read Steve Duin in the Oregonian? I do, regularly. I doubt that there are a handful of political things upon which Mr. Duin and I might agree, but he is an articulate spokesman for the left. Even … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Environment, Jobs, Land Use Laws, Mayor Sam Adams, Portland Politics | 2 Comments

Money for Nothing

On December 18 Metro referred a five-year local option levy of 9.6 cents per $1,000 of taxable assessed value to the voters for consideration in the May election. If passed, the measure would raise about $10 million annually for maintenance … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Land Use Laws, Metro, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Hospital Apologizes, PDC Repeats the Tragedy

Last Friday, Legacy Emanuel Hospital held a breakfast to apologize to the North Portland community for bulldozing nearly 300 homes and businesses 40 years ago. Hospital administrators conspired with Portland urban renewal officials to secretly plan a 55-acre expansion in … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Land Use Laws, Transportation, TriMet, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Instead of More Public Housing, How About Housing Freedom?

By Victoria Leca The activist on hunger strike outside Portland City Hall ended his 55-day housing protest on July 26. In response to the protest, the City Council will participate in a Regional Summit on Housing and Homelessness this fall. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Land Use Laws, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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