Two Upcoming Land Use Webinars
- Help stop the rezone of 837 acres of farmland in Columbia County. 1000 Friends of Oregon, along with Farmer Advisory Committee member Mike Seely, are fighting the Port of Columbia County’s third attempt to rezone 837 acres of farmland adjacent to the Seely mint farm to industrial use. The focus of the rezone application is compatibility with adjacent uses. Any direct experience you can offer about how industrial zoned land has negatively affected adjacent farms (even if is not in Columbia County) strengths our case. We’re looking for examples of farm/industrial conflict throughout Oregon. If you have an example please let me know. Comments are due December 7. You are also welcome to join a webinar on Monday, November 23 6–7 p.m. to learn about the rezone.
- Issue webinar with 1000 Friends of Oregon and Friends of Linn County. On December 2, 2020 from noon -1 p.m. Andrew Mulkey will team up with Phillip Callaway of Friends of Linn County to discuss a proposal to rezone 108 acres of farm/forest land to a small-acre non-resource zone. We learned a lot about Goal 5, Willamette Valley ponderosa pine, and new development in a high wildfire risk area from this case and think it’s worth sharing with the Affiliate network. We secured a rare reversal of the county’s approval at LUBA, had a disappointing ruling from the Court of Appeals, and are waiting to hear back from the Oregon Supreme Court on a petition to review.