Measure 37 and a Spoonful of Kelo: A Recipe for Property Rights Activists at the Ballot Box
38 Urban Lawyer 1065 (2006)
22 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2014
Date Written: 2006
This article discusses Measure 37, Oregon's initiative that entitles property owners to compensation for decreases in fair market property values due to land use regulations passed after their acquisition of the subject property. The article also explains the impact of Measure 37, describing how it has effectively paralyzed the state, local, and regional land use authorities, and that it overwhelmingly favors claimants. The article further discusses similar regulatory takings initiatives that are being proposed and passed in other states.
Keywords: Measure 37, land use, regulatory takings, Oregon, ballot measures
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