Ore. Counties Back To Urban-Development Drawing Board

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 5:28 PM EST) -- The Oregon Court of Appeals reversed the state Land Conservation and Development Commission's decisions to approve new rural and urban reserves in three counties in the Portland metropolitan area, finding Thursday that the reserves had not been designated using proper protocol.

As part of a process of determining the location and scale of urban development in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties, their elected bodies submitted proposals in 2010 and 2011 to the LCDC for designating urban and rural reserves, the latter of which would be untouchable...
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