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Cities oppose urban Stafford

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High Five
Thursday, January 07, 2010

While Metro approved almost 29,000 acres last week to be designated as potential urban reserves, Stafford and several other areas have been left open to "additional discussion."

Proponents of an urban Stafford point to a lack of fertile farmland, easy access to city services and its position along Interstate 205 as reasons for development.

However, none of the surrounding cities, including Tualatin, want it developed, and each has testified in opposition of the idea, citing the high costs of extending infrastructure with limited opportunities for an expanded tax base.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.

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Fair is fair
0 #1 ENOUGH EXEMPTING THE WEALTHY.Fair is fair 2010-01-07 11:58:17
Okay, LO and Tualatin, STOP making the REST of Portland take all the growth.

These two cities have been fighting development in their backyard for decades - time for fairness.
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