Damascus could leave urban growth boundary

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Damascus is set to vote in November about whether the city should leave the urban growth boundary.

The city has little to show for the countless hours and taxpayer money spent working toward the creation of a comprehensive plan, a document required by state law before the city can create zoning and become a real city. In May 2011, after six years of planning, hosting community meetings, drafting and revising, Damascus put a draft comprehensive plan to voters. The plan was struck down 65 percent to 35 percent, sending the city back to square one.

Damascus residents and officials have grown so frustrated that they are considering asking Metro for permission to effectively cut the city in half. In November, city residents will answer the ballot question, "Shall the city apply to Metro to amend the urban growth boundary to remove land as warranted by population projections?"

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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