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Is There Still A Need For The Special Assessment Program Within Oregon's Current Land-Use System?, David R. Brooks Jan 1999

Is There Still A Need For The Special Assessment Program Within Oregon's Current Land-Use System?, David R. Brooks

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Based on the research completed to date regarding the various components of the Oregon farmland preservation program, one question begs to be asked: "Is there still a need for the Special Assessment Program within Oregon's current land use planning system?"

This paper is an attempt to assess the role of the Special Assessment Program in the context of the overall land use planning system in Oregon. It is my contention that the Special Assessment Program no longer plays a meaningful role in the movement to preserve land in the rural areas of the state. Also, it may actually have ...