Home Must Reads Damascus could leave urban growth boundary

Damascus could leave urban growth boundary

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
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.

{biztweet}damascus{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

From the Editor: The human factor

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.


Read more...

Rapid ascent

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
IMG 4255-2BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Kelly Dachtler, president of The Clymb, redefines outdoor retail.


Read more...

Branching out

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
DSC04185BY LINDA BAKER

A blueberry bush is a blueberry bush — except when it’s a blueberry tree.


Read more...

The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

News
Friday, February 28, 2014

100best14logo ThumbnailThe 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.


Read more...

How to help your staff solve their own problems

Contributed Blogs
Friday, March 21, 2014
03.21.14 thumb coxcoffeeTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

During a recent talk to HR Directors, I asked if they saw leaders trying to solve every problem, instead of delegating to and empowering staff. Every head nodded. Every single one.


Read more...

Wheel man

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Les Schwab has put a premium on customer service since 1952, when legendary namesake Les Schwab founded the company with one store in Prineville. (Schwab died in 2007.) But if the corporate principles remain essentially the same, the world around this iconic Oregon business has changed dramatically.


Read more...

Tech makes the world go round

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, March 20, 2014
03.20.14 thumb internetBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


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