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Damascus Residents Should Reject “Comprehensive Plan”

April 08, 2011 J

Governments create many mechanisms they can use to advance their own agendas and preserve and expand their little "kingdoms." In the Portland area, one of the primary ways the regional government METRO does this is through the development by local jurisdictions of "Comprehensive Plans." These documents essentially set in stone the policies the local government is going to implement in the future. Because they are lengthy and complicated processes (not to mention hard to understand for the layman) these plans are usually passed without much scrutiny.

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