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Oregon cities uneasy with plan to eliminate single-family zoning in neighborhoods

Ray Pitz | The Sherwood Gazette - Saturday, February 16, 2019

On Feb. 11, Sherwood Councilor Tim Rosener traveled to Salem to testify against the bill. Rosener, who along with the League of Oregon Cities, has been working on the issue for some time, said those in attendance were about 50/50 split on support/opposition to the bill.

Rosener said he called attention to negative effects on area schools while others spoke about challenges related to infrastructure. He called the measure a complex issue with each community having unique needs. He also urged that if the bill moves forward that a task force be put together to see what tools communities need to make it work.

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“We need Partnerships, not Mandates”