Tag Archives: House Bills

Oregon DMV to drop driver’s license address-change stickers

When Oregon residents update their addresses with DMV, they will no longer be required to apply a sticker on their driver license, permit or ID card as of Jan. 1. Source: Oregon DMV to drop driver’s license address-change stickers – KTVZ

Supporters of tobacco, vaping tax raise $9M a year before the election

A year before a referendum to pass a tax on e-cigarettes goes to voters, supporters have collected $9 million in contributions from Oregon hospital systems and nurses. The ballot measure is designed to reduce youth nicotine vaping and smoking and to raise funds to support Oregon’s Medicaid program. Source: Supporters of tobacco, vaping tax raise […]
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My View: Legislature bought into false housing ‘facts’

Every few years someone comes by to remake my city in their own image. This might have happened to you. Where I live, the citizens pushed back each time because city planning and visioning is supposed to be driven by a local participatory process. Source: Pamplin Media Group – My View: Legislature bought into false […]
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Lawmakers Converge In Salem — And Climate Activists Are Waiting

Legislators meeting for committee hearings Monday faced renewed pressure to regulate greenhouse gases next year. Source: Lawmakers Converge In Salem — And Climate Activists Are Waiting

Adams: Legislature peddles harmful fix to housing insecurity

Every few years, someone comes by to remake my city in their own image. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Adams: Legislature peddles harmful fix to housing insecurity

Oregon’s new housing mandate faces fans, foes throughout state

HB 2001 calls for multiple units on residential lots in practically every city of any significant size in the state. To hear housing advocates tell it, Oregon is on the verge of addressing a wide range of social problems by effectively eliminating single-family zoning throughout the state. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon’s new housing […]
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Parents, teachers want Portland schools to boost social emotional supports with new state cash

Portland Public Schools officials surveyed thousands of teachers, parents and administrators on how the district should deploy new education dollars. One issue topped most everyone’s list. Source: Parents, teachers want Portland schools to boost social emotional supports with new state cash

My View: Correcting the record on middle housing

Prusak: ‘Ensuring our communities have adequate housing is too important for us to ignore or fight against.’ I was troubled by conversations at the recent West Linn City Council meeting where some members openly advocated breaking state law by refusing to implement legislation aimed at improving housing stock in our community and across the state. […]
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Oregon House Bill 2001 Ended Single-Family Zoning Across the State. That’s Causing Some Pushback.

The temperature is rising around House Bill 2001, the landmark housing law that passed on the final day of the 2019 legislative session. The law will effectively end single-family zoning in most Oregon cities and allow the development of duplexes and townhouses where now only single-family homes are allowed. The idea is to promote the […]
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City of West Linn considers defying state housing mandates

City councilors expressed frustration with affordable housing rules in Oregon House Bills 2001 and 2003. During an Oct. 21 City Council meeting, Mayor Russ Axelrod suggested the City of West Linn ignore affordable housing regulations mandated by Oregon House Bills 2001 and 2003, which the state legislature passed earlier this year. Source: Pamplin Media Group […]
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