SB 608 Expanding Urban Growth Boundary

VOTE: YES – Died In Committee

Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SB608

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This bill allows local governments to expand the Urban Growth Boundary when the number of new households in a jurisdiction exceed the number of new housing units and vacancy rates drop below six percent.

Personal Choice and Responsibility
Provides more choices for housing at reasonable prices.

Limited Government
Decreasing state controls. Rents are rising faster than incomes, and this bill restores the balance of supply and demand. Oregon's soaring rent prices and housing shortages are caused by overly strict land use laws that restricts building new places to live.

Local Control
Lessens restrictions on growth boundaries to accommodate a justified need.