Forcing the Issue

Should Oregon Cities Be Allowed to Mandate Affordable Housing?


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.
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.
The City would be over reaching to mandate prices, but the County could certainly lower property taxes.
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.