U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Oregon
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 06-10-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
10,993 posts, read 18,889,531 times
Reputation: 6945

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by AAAplus View Post
thanks for trying to debate, however, no thanks. we don't agree on the oregon land use decisions. i don't favor any growth management, period, except for zoning. you are welcome to send me a PM w/ a link to your properties in the bend area, but i'm not interested in the market due to its heavy handed growth management.

bend, eugene, medford, etc. do not have the diversification ... that you'll find in albuquerque, rio rancho, scottsdale, phoenix, austin, and salt lake city, and these latter cities for the most part don't have growth management.
They also don't have the great agricultural base of the valley either. Of those cities only Austin is nice, IMO. I haven't been to Rio Rancho though. Austin had come up with some fairly comprehensive growth plans but constant bickering cost a lot of money and not a lot of things were done. They tried to do things informally like a growth corridor, that we have mandated here. While you might not be pro UGB's the fact is that the costs are much less than in places where they have to negotiate everything. Austin does have growth management. It just isn't state mandated. The city comes up with their own plan.
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-10-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
6,476 posts, read 6,314,846 times
Reputation: 3297
Quote:
Originally Posted by AAAplus View Post

bend, eugene, medford, etc. do not have the diversification ... that you'll find in albuquerque, rio rancho, scottsdale, phoenix, austin, and salt lake city, and these latter cities for the most part don't have growth management.
How many of those states depend on Agriculture as one of their largest exports? At one time 90% of Oregon's economy was within an Urban Growth Boundary of some sort. Unfortunately that number is shrinking, large swaths of what used to be prime farmland are now paved over and littered with suburbs.
Quick reply to this message
 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Oregon

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top