Forcing the Issue

Should Oregon Cities Be Allowed to Mandate Affordable Housing?

Comments

1
We could start by restricting demolition of sound (small) houses. Too many great houses in NE Portland are being torn down to build oversized new construction.
2
I'm not enthusiastic about Inclusionary Zoning, but I don't need to be to support overturning the ban.

Why would I stop other towns from pursuing that option? And why would I want other towns to able to veto that in Portland? This is a local policy question with local impacts that ought to be handled by local jurisdictions.

A single statewide requirement whether it's a prohibition or a mandate makes no sense.
3
The City would be over reaching to mandate prices, but the County could certainly lower property taxes.
4
I don't see the housing crisis waiting in the wings in Portland as being a matter that should affect places like Medford or Lincoln City.