Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Wallowa Lake, Oregon

Thanks to Measure 37 this place may soon be filled with houses. Measure 37 was pushed through by timber interests as a way to market their cut-over land for vacation home sites. It basically gutted Oregon's land use planning laws. They were considered to be some of the most forward looking planning tools in the country. Angered a lot of folks who felt they should be able to build anywhere and anything they wanted. Voters are beginning to realize how big a mistake Measure 37 was. I only hope it's not too late for Oregon.

1 comment:

Gerik said...

Howdy Little church guy,

My name is Gerik and I work at 1000 Friends of Oregon. I hope it is not too late for Oregon to reform Measure 37. In fact, I am working with a group of dedicated staff and volunteers to help Oregonians protect their family farms, forests, and natural areas from Measure 37. You can visit our website here, www.friends.org.

If I could be so bold as to suggest something you and readers of this site could do to try and stop the creation of vacation homes on this lake, I would say you should write a letter to your state Representative and Senator. Tell them your story, tell them you want Measure 37 reform.

If you want something done right, do it yourself. Its the same way in Salem, get on the horn and tell 'em how it is. They work for us.

Good Luck,