Category Archives: Land Use Board of Appeals

Landing in the courts: Corvallis has four development cases under appeal

A long spring and summer of controversial land-use decisions in Corvallis has now entered a fall and winter of appeals, one that seems likely to extend for a few more seasons. Or perhaps longer. The city has four land-use cases currently under court review. One, a challenge to a 2016 state law that limits voter-approved […]
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Clackamas County approves athletic field land use application in rural area

The West Linn soccer club is still facing a LUBA appeal over the Southlake Park facilities. Willamette United Football Club (WUFC) is one step closer to seeing its decade-long goal of building a youth sports facility in the West Linn-Wilsonville area realized. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Clackamas County approves athletic field land use application […]
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Portland considering revised policy to ban new fossil fuel terminals

Portland officials are considering reapproving a ban on creating or expanding large fossil fuel terminals in the city. Such a rule was initially passed in 2016, but a ruling by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals and a subsequent decision by the Oregon Court of Appeals have put it back before the Portland City […]
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Portland City Council Moves Toward Readopting Fossil Fuel Restrictions

The Portland City Council moved a step closer Wednesday to reapproving its 2016 ordinance banning the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure. The council voted unanimously to approve one of the several draft amendments it’s considering to fix problems in the original ordinance that were identified by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals. Source: Portland […]
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Oregon’s deputy secretary of state says he is ‘basically working 24-7.’ His calendar suggests otherwise.

Richard Vial’s calendars raise more questions about how much service he’s giving taxpayers in return for his $172,000 salary. Since being hired as the No. 2 official in the Oregon Secretary of State’s office in April, Richard Vial has frequently had an empty calendar two days out of every work week. Source: Oregon’s deputy secretary […]
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Editorial: Top Oregon officials should set a good example

If there’s anything that frustrates Oregonians, it’s politicians or government employees using their position for personal advantage. It’s one thing when the behavior is clearly illegal. Fortunately, Oregon politicians and public employees don’t get indicted for taking bribes left and right. It can be just as frustrating, though, when there is nothing criminal but the […]
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Land Use Board of Appeals remands marijuana denial over ‘youth activity center’; Appeals board said Deschutes County regulation is unreasonable

A rule that keeps marijuana growing and processing facilities at least 1,000 feet away from youth activity centers was inappropriately enforced by the Deschutes County Commission, according to a state Land Use Board of Appeals decision. Source: Land Use Board of Appeals remands marijuana denial over ‘youth activity center’; Appeals board said Deschutes County regulation […]
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Editorial: County’s back to the marijuana drawing board, again

Having rejected a proposal to build a marijuana production facility east of Bend earlier this year, the Deschutes County Commission now has the chance to reconsider. Its members should read carefully the decision by the Land Use Board of Appeals issued Oct. 18 and give Waveseer of Oregon the right to build the facility. Source: […]
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Quarry approval on Oregon forestland blocked

The controversial approval of a gravel quarry on forestland in Oregon’s Lane County has been blocked and must be reconsidered due to a procedural error. The county didn’t timely notify the state’s Department of Land Conservation and Development of changes to the proposal, potentially preventing people from presenting new evidence about the plan, according to […]
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Editorial: Rail-to-trail concerns must be addressed

Farmers in Oregon’s Yamhill County who for three years have been fighting the county’s attempt to turn an abandoned railroad right-of-way into a recreational trail got a boost earlier this month from the state Land Use Board of Appeals. LUBA blocked the county government’s approval of nearly 3 miles of the proposed Yamhelas Westsider project […]
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