Rep. Matt Wingard (R-Wilsonville) rose on the House Floor today to remember Dorothy English, the property owner who brought to light Oregon’s broken land use system. Recently, the Oregon Court of Appeals ordered Multnomah County to pay $1.15 million to Dorothy’s estate for the costs associated with her Measure 37 claim. Dorothy passed away in 2008.
In this clip, Rep. Wingard described Dorothy as a reluctant activist who refused to back down. Through extraordinary odds, Dorothy proved that one Oregonian can make a difference.