1000 Friends Calls For Realistic Industrial Lands Plan in Central Oregon

On Wednesday, December 21, 1000 Friends of Oregon appealed a decision by the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners to designate up to 1,900 acres in Central Oregon for large-lot industrial expansion, along with expensive taxpayer-funded road, water and sewer line improvements. 

Bear Creek Valley Regional Plan Moves Forward

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners has voted to approve the Regional Problem Solving plan, which will guide growth for the county and its cities for the next 50 years. 1000 Friends is carefully reviewing the proposed plan and will continue to participate as the plan moves on to state review.

Ask Metro Council To Invest In Existing Communities in 2011

Metro Council plans to vote October 20 on a proposed urban growth boundary (UGB) expansion for the Portland metropolitan region. They need to hear now from area residents and businesses who believe that a strong UGB supports sustainable economic growth, needed infrastructure investments, and the vibrant neighborhoods we all value.

Bear Creek Valley Regional Problem Solving Enters New Phase

During the last year and a half the Jackson County Planning Commission has held hearings on the Regional Problem Solving (RPS) plan, which will guide growth in the Bear Creek Valley for the next 50 years. After 27 meetings and over 2,250 pages of written material, the Planning Commission has made a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners.

1000 Friends Trains Advocates for Central Oregon Regional Economic Development

Yesterday in Bend, 1000 Friends hosted an advocate training for Deschutes County residents, to help them prepare testimony for an upcoming Planning Commission hearing which will determine whether to adopt the tri-county region's Regional Economic Opportunity Assessment (REOA) into the Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan.

Metro Considers 3800-acre Urban Growth Boundary Expansion

On July 5th, 2011 Metro released its recommendation of options for where the Portland region should expand its Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) to accommodate projected residential and industrial uses over the next 20 years.  Metro is considering expansion areas that total approximately 3800 acres to the UGB, primarily in Washington County.

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