Housing/Land Use

The Problem

  • Oregon’s land use laws cause Oregon’s housing prices to increase 3% to 8% above the national average per year. 
  • Excessive fees, licenses, and permits increase the amount a new house costs by $20,000 to $40,000, while also adding months to the time it takes to build while going through the permit process. 
  • Urban Growth Boundary does not match population growth. 

The Plan 

  • Eliminate LCDC and goals become guidelines, not laws. 
  • If we cannot eliminate LCDC make positions electable positions. 
  • 3 of the 7 positions will be from urban areas. 
  • 3 of the 7 positions will be from rural areas. 
  • The 7th position will be appointed by the governor. 
  • Return power to localities. 
  • Roll back mandates, fees, and licenses. 
  • Streamline permit process to reduce time. 
  • Expand UGB to match population growth.