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Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon          

“It must always be remembered how cost-effectiveness works in the public sector: the cost IS the benefit.” - author unknown


Portland is Ignoring State Handbook:

The Infill and Redevelopment Code Handbook

Transportation and Growth Management Program

Oregon Department of Transportation

Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development

September, 1999

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Local copy with copyable text:

Portland’s clash over density is spilling into the suburbs. Willamette Week 12/03/2014

An informal organization representing the region's mayors is
questioning whether a proposal to increase density will work  Portland Tribune 12/03/2014

Planners, neighbors spar over mixed-use zones in comp plan  Portland Tribune 12/03/2014

More density in Portland will drive up housing costs   Portland Tribune 12/03/2014

We don’t like the idea of
Metro telling cities how to plan their individual neighborhoods. And we’re especially wary of giving more power to the half-awake clock-punchers currently on the Metro Council­.  Willamette Week 10/22/2014

Multnomah County Voters Reject Density Increases 3:1

From the Voter's Pamphlet:  Retains provision in Metro Charter prohibiting Metro from requiring local governments to increase density in identified existing single-family neighborhoods.

Passed in Multnomah county:

76.28 Yes; 23.72 No

More density in Portland will drive up housing costs

Mildner says the projected increase in multifamily housing will double rents during the next 20 years.

This will be especially true in Portland, Mildner says, where the report predicts that 60.2 percent of all new residential construction will happen. According to the report, 92 percent of that construction will be multifamily housing — and 37.9 percent will be the same density as the Pearl District. (Portland Tribune, 12/02/14)

Mildner Study

METRO’s Urban Growth Report (2014 draft)

METRO’s Urban Growth Report (2009)

METRO not studying results of policies

Auditor’s Report