Our 2023 legislative agenda doubled down on housing for all, climate change, supporting local farmers, and more ways for more people to get around.
1000 Friends, in partnership with Friends of Yamhill County, won a case that prevents misuse of the home occupation statute to build hotels on Yamhill County farmland. The ruling is important to safeguarding farmland across the state, where our land use system protects farms from being picked apart for unintended, non-farm activities.
A decision by the Oregon Court of Appeals means there is now a successful example of a small community — in both Oregon and the wider United States — that has passed revolutionary zoning reform to allow a slew of housing types in residential zones.
The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) has ruled that junkyards are not an appropriate use of agricultural land. 1000 Friends of Oregon represented petitioners in their fight against Lake County over the County’s decision to allow a junkyard and auto wrecking yard on farmland.
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