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Measuring "37"
Author: Office of Marketing & Communications
Posted: February 1, 2005

Faculty in PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs are taking a leadership role in monitoring the impact of Measure 37, the Oregon ballot measure requiring land owners to be compensated for land-use regulations.

“For over 30 years, the faculty, students, and graduates of this school have been key contributors to Oregon's planning legacy,” said Ethan Seltzer, director of the College’s School of Urban Studies and Planning. “With the passage of Measure 37 there are new questions about what we in Oregon plan for, how we plan, and how plans get acted on. All of us, including this school, need to step up to the challenges posed by this measure.”

In addition to a series of weekly brownbag meetings (Mondays at noon), plans are underway for the College to assist in developing a statewide database of Measure 37 claims in order to better understand the implications of those claims and their resolutions for Oregon.