Readers support both Measures 37 and 49

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Monday, October 01, 2007

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The land-use debate

In November,  Oregonians once again will be asked to weigh in on land-use laws. The debate has been heated since 2004, when Oregonians approved Measure 37 by a wide margin. M37 requires local governments to compensate landowners for development restrictions passed after purchase that reduce property value or to waive the restrictions. Since then, more than 7,500 claims have been filed and the controversy has raged. Measure 49, a revision to M37, is just as controversial: It limits development rights gained with M37 to protect farmland, forestland and groundwater. Here’s some early handicapping on what might happen on Nov. 6.

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MEASURE 37

If the vote on Measure 37 were held today, how would you vote?

MEASURE 49

If the vote on Measure 49 were held today, how would you vote?

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WHY DO YOU FAVOR MEASURE 49?

“Measure 37 was cast as a fairness issue but due to poor or intentional drafting its effect was to significantly undo the land-use policies and balances that have made Oregon the amazing place it is.”

WHY DO YOU OPPOSE MEASURE 49?

“Because I believe it directly opposes the will of the majority of the voters and further empowers the totalitarian land-use laws that have been forced down our throats by elitist activists.”

Responses provided by 621 Oregon Business readers in an online survey conducted by research partners Conkling Fiskum & McCormick.

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