Measure 37 scam alert

Press Release from Oregonian In Action:

Measure 37 Claimants Please Read!

Opponents of Measure 37 are calling Measure 37 claimants asking Measure 37 claimants to endorse House Bill 3540 (otherwise called Measure 49), which will be on the ballot this November. Do not fall for this scam!

They are telling Measure 37 claimants that House Bill 3540 is something it is not. Do not be tricked by these people! Apparently the callers are telling Measure 37 claimants that HB 3540 will solve all their problems. The truth is that HB 3540 will cause far more problems than it solves. House Bill 3540 is a poorly drafted bill that will take away your Measure 37 claims.

These calls are false and are intended to prey upon property owners whose Measure 37 claims have been frozen by HB 3540. If you receive a phone call asking for your endorsement of HB 3540, please get the caller’s name and contact information.

Before making a decision whether to endorse the measure, we would encourage you to please contact Oregonians In Action.

If you have received a phone call from one of these special interests,
Oregonians In Action would appreciate hearing about your experience Please

feel free to contact us at (503) 620-0258 or EMAIL at [email protected]

And if you received a phone call and agreed to endorse HB 3540 because you thought it was something that it is not, please contact Oregonians In Action

immediately at (503) 620-0258 or EMAIL at [email protected]

Please forward this message to as many people as possible so we can get the word out and warn people about the lengths that opponents of Measure 37 will

go to take away your property rights.

Ross Day
Director of Legal Affairs
Oregonians In Action

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Posted by at 05:51 | Posted in Measure 37 | 4 Comments |Email This Post Email This Post |Print This Post Print This Post

    Don’t fall for the scam that calls this a “fix” to a law we’ve voted for 3 times. There is nothing wrong with M-37, leave it the way it is.

  • DarePDX

    What I love about M49’s big argument – it fixes M37. How is it a two page statute with simple language easily interpruted by a layperson is being “Reformed” by a fortyseven page document of legalese and the case law that put us in this land use messto begin with?

    Reform to me is simplifying a complex and failing bureaucratic structure. M37 is reform. M49 on the other hand is far from simplification of an already simple measure. This is a smoke and mirrors attempt to push Oregon’s land owners back into LUBA and court.

    This is reform only an attorney could love. It is also far from anything Tom McCall would support.

  • Tom

    Measure 37 is flawed precisely because it is too simple.

    Without Measure 49, Measure 37 will destroy what is beautiful and grand about Oregon.

    Measure 37 has no limits on industrial or commercial development on forests, farmland, or groundwater areas.

    Measure 37 has not limits on the size of housing subdivisions even in places that simply cannot handle such large scale developments.

    Measure 37 has no limits on development for high value farm and forest land or to safeguard from land-uses practices destructive to clean water and wildlife.

    Measure 49 would be a small step in remedying these flaws and leave our land-use planning system intact.

    The voters of this state have voted twice in the 1980s to keep our land-use planning system when they knew it was at stake at the polls. The consequences of Measure 37 for Oregon’s farms, forests, and water were not made clear to the voters in 2004. Now voters will have a chance to weigh-in with a clearer understanding of what is at stake.

    • djranch

      So What! What about the claims that are not Forest or Farm. I am third generation My Grandmother was offered 1.5 Millon in the late 80’s. I am $325,000.00 cash into said property what was it appraised at 2 years ago $150,000.00. I have nothing but problems coused by regulation changes in the last 7 years, I have tried every posibility imaginable to with work goverment just to operate existing continued use, not untill claim was deamed good 2 mos ago from county 3 millon which is low number have they said they will work with me, but of couse I need to do this and that, cannot sell lots to get capital becouse minum lot size is two large, for the type of use in area. What am I to do? SUE for compensation for everything it is worth, oh by the way part of property is zoned commercial You tell me how is M49 going to help me? Do you think we the voters are stupid? Give me a brake! Who are you trying to fool.

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