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Oregonians In Action is a non-partisan, non-profit organization representing Oregon home and property owners.  As Oregon's largest property owners association, our mission is to defend the right of private property owners to make use of their property.  At the legislature, through the courts and at the ballot box, working with the media and through our many educational efforts, OIA works to change Oregon's broken land-use system, a system unlike any in the United States.

Washington County Chair Recognizes OIA Work PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 March 2014 12:25

Yesterday, Washington County Chair Andy Duyck gave his “state of the county” speech at Nike Headquarters.  One of the highlights of Commissioner Duyck’s speech was the discussion of House Bill 3067 (2013), a bill that solved a decade long problem for a group of Multnomah County property owners that OIA represented.  Here is the text of that section of Commissioner Duyck’s speech:


Area 93


Perhaps our best example of a complicated issue where we all came away winners was the 160-acre rural area about five miles northeast of here, that our planners lovingly branded “Area 93.” Last year, I described the plight of 54 property owners in Multnomah County who were inside the regional urban growth boundary, but geographically and financially cut off from urban services provided by their county or the City of Portland. After 10 long years of frustration, these property owners came to us, asking to be brought into Washington County.


This had not been done since the Washington county and Multnomah county lines were drawn 160 years ago, and it involved a complex maze of property records, voting records, tax records and even library cards. But in less than a year, we got it done.


Working with Multnomah County, Metro, Oregonians in Action and the 54 property owners, we agreed to redraw the county lines and bring these folks into Washington County. But this also required the approval of the State Legislature, and from the Governor—which we also accomplished without a single vote of opposition. So, thank you very much for those legislators who are here today for accomplishing that for us. We appreciate it.


And on a cold, gray afternoon in January, we expanded Washington County by 160 acres, and welcomed 54 families in as our newest residents, taxpayers, and constituents.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 12:30
Looking Forward, Volume 20 Issue 2 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 05 August 2013 11:35
Here is the latest Oregonians In Action Education Center's Looking Forward: Looking Forward Volume 20 Issue 2 
Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013 14:31
Lawmakers outraged at Keizer land grab PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 05 August 2013 10:36

Lawmakers outraged at Keizer land grab

City abused assessment law for center, leaders say

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Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 10:41

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