Keeping the Oregon Spirit: Our September Newsletter Explores Reserves, Food Innovators, and More

The September issue of Oregon Stories features a letter from our director on why we're challenging Metro's reserves plan, a profile of two food innovators bringing a new kind of economic development to Salem, recent commendations for Oregon's land use program, and more.

Yamhill County Farmers Fight Landfill Expansion

A recent Portland Monthly featured the story of Ramsey McPhillips, a fifth-generation Yamhill County farmer (and New Face of Farming participant) who is fighting the expansion of a mountain of garbage that's already 135 feet tall and covers 85 acres.

Stuck In Reverse: Our Thoughts On the Federal Transportation Bill

On Friday, June 29, Congress approved a 27-month transportation bill, known as a reauthorization. This complex bill, which President Obama is expected to sign today, will have major impacts on safety, job creation, land use, and transportation options across the country.

Jackson County Voters Reject Anti-Planning Initiatives on May Ballot

Jackson County voters resoundingly rejected two anti-planning initiatives on the May 15 ballot. 1000 Friends worked with local residents and partner organizations to defeat the measures, and celebrates the victory.

Strong Opposition to Anti-Planning Initiatives on Jackson County Ballot: Even Planning Critics Don't See the Point

Local residents, elected officials, and the Mail-Tribune are joining a growing and vocal opposition to two anti-land use planning initiatives on the ballot this month in Jackson County. Some of the opposition even comes from supporters of Measure 37.

Jackson County Residents and Leaders Speak Out Against Anti-Planning Initiatives on May Ballot

Two Jackson County ballot intiatives that aim to revive the ghost of Measure 37 are provoking significant opposition from concerned farmers, residents, and leaders in the county. Even some who supported Measure 37 in 2004 have come out against the initiatives, the Mail Tribune reports.

Jackson County Regional Plan Enters Crucial Phase

In November 2011, after eight years of work and nearly two more years of public hearings, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners approved, or "adopted", the Greater Bear Creek Regional Problem Solving Plan (RPS), which will guide growth for six Jackson County cities for the next fifty years.

Tell Us About Your Favorite Oregon Place

Do you have a favorite Oregon place? Perhaps it's a beloved park, campsite, or hiking trail. Or maybe it's a community, neighborhood, or body of water. Whatever kind of Oregon place you love, we want to hear about it! The best entry will be published in an upcoming issue of Landmark, our members-only journal to be mailed this fall.

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.

Partnership for Sustainable Communities Under Threat

Mon, 09/19/2011 (All day)

UPDATE, September 22: The Senate Appropriations Committee has restored funding to this essential program. Thank you to all who contacted their Senators. This vital program will be preserved and continue to provide the jobs and community enhancements that such a unique collaboration makes possible.

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