SB 1548 expedited boundary expansion for housing

VOTE: YES
In Committee Upon Adjournment

This bill authorizes local governments to expedite expanding urban growth boundary to adjacent land when dedicated to housing resolving a need that meets certain requirements.

 



Personal Choice
Providing housing choices in areas where available housing is less than 6% of what is needed. Landowners must agree 100% to sell their property for an expansion.
Limited Government
Puts the option of expanding growth boundaries with local governments with public approval.
Local Control
Local governments demonstrating a need for housing may expand urban growth boundaries exclusive for the development of housing for 10 years. Protects agricultural lands by requiring 100% approval of sellers in the expanded area and voter approval.
Free Markets
Promotes the construction industry and economic growth in rural and urban areas.