STATEWIDE

| Print |  Email
Monday, January 01, 2007

{safe_alt_text}

A blizzard of Measure 37 claims fell across the state as 2006 drew to a close with businesses and individuals scrambling to meet a December deadline. More than 3,000 new claims were filed, nearly doubling the total number of filings since Measure 37, which exempts property owners from land-use rules adopted after they purchased their land, was enacted two years ago. “We’re trying to get caught up,” says Sheila Martin, director of the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies at Portland State University, who is managing a database of claims. Martin says the last-minute filings weren’t surprising, especially since many of the timber companies that supported Measure 37 hadn’t yet filed their claims. Eleventh-hour claims came in from, among others, Stimson Lumber company, which owns 150,000 acres in northwest Oregon, and the Plum Creek Timber Co., which filed the state’s largest claim affecting two coastal counties. Measure 37 opponents 1000 Friends of Oregon is pressuring the Legislature to take a hard look at the ballot measure when lawmakers convene this month.

 

More Articles

Two Sides of the Coin

Contributed Blogs
Friday, September 26, 2014
0926 iphone6-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

This post focuses on the recent release of the new Apple iPhone as well as Alibaba's IPO, the largest U.S. IPO in history.


Read more...

Books Rule

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JON BELL

Powell's stays relevant in the digital age.


Read more...

Fast Food Slows Down

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

The ubiquitous fast-food restaurant may be on the decline.


Read more...

How to add positivity to your team

Contributed Blogs
Friday, September 12, 2014
happy-seo-orlando-clientsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

I often talk about what leaders can do. What about followers? If you’re a team member and you’d like to add positivity to your team, what might you do?


Read more...

Measure 91: What Oregon Businesses Need to Know

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
91 thumbBY DIANE BUISMAN

Some common misconceptions employers have about marijuana.


Read more...

True Blood

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

Antibiotics really aren’t magic bullets.


Read more...

Constant Contact

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

To prevent burnout, companies are banning email and after-hours communications. But is the 24-hour workday here to stay?


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS