[Press release from OIA]
Last month, Governor Ted Kulongoski announced the appointment of Greg Macpherson to fill a vacancy on the Land Conservation and Development Commission. As many of you know, Mr. Macpherson is the state legislator from Lake Oswego who led the charge to draft Measure 49, run it through the legislature on a straight party line vote, and craft an exceedingly deceptive ballot title for the Measure without any public input.
As a reward, Governor Kulongoski has nominated Macpherson for a vacant spot on LCDC. If Macpherson becomes an LCDC commissioner, he will have no sympathy for Measure 49 claimants, rural Oregon property owners, or anyone who wants to make reasonable changes to our broken statewide land use planning system.
During his legislative career, Macpherson has opposed the most reasonable changes to Oregon’s land use laws. The last thing that LCDC needs is another hyper-partisan Portland area legislator who cares nothing about fixing a broken set of laws that are nearly four decades old.
Fortunately, there is still time to voice your concern to the Governor’s office for appointing someone like Macpherson, who is so unwilling to see both sides of an issue. Tomorrow, the Senate Rules Committee will consider Macpherson’s appointment, and Thursday, the full Senate will vote on Macpherson’s appointment. There are two people who need to understand that Oregonians want a more balanced and fair LCDC. Those people are Governor Kulongoski and Senator Richard Devlin, the chair of the Senate Rules Committee.
PLEASE CALL GOVERNOR KULONGOSKI AND SENATOR DEVLIN BEFORE THURSDAY AND LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU WANT A FAIR AND BALANCED LCDC, AND THAT YOU OPPOSE HAVING GREG MACPHERSON ON LCDC.
The Governor’s telephone number is (503) 378-3111.
Senator Devlin’s telephone number is (503) 986-1719.
PLEASE CALL TODAY OR TOMORROW!