Oregon is having to repeal a law that limited growth of cities, due to population increase

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  1. kazenatsu

    kazenatsu Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    To try to limit suburban sprawl and protect open spaces like forest and farmland, the progressive Left in Oregon passed a law in 1973 to protect nature from urban encroachment.

    This essentially drew a limit around cities, beyond which they were not able to further expand out.

    But due to large population increases due to immigration, these same progressive Left politicians are under pressure to start repealing this law.

    Sorry wide open space and the environment!

    While some of these people are coming from other countries, the majority are coming from the state of California. However, that is ultimately caused by foreign immigration too. Because the reason so many people from California have been pouring out into other states is due to immigration from foreign countries into California, which has resulted in overcrowding and housing shortages, pushing many people in California to move.

    "I can't overstate it," says Megan Horst, an urban planning professor at Portland State University. "All that farmland would likely be a sea of strip malls and subdivisions, as they are pretty much anywhere else in the country."

    Trade-offs, trade-offs, huh?

    The progressive Left is finding that sacrifices have to be made.

    "A housing shortage is testing Oregon's pioneering land use law. Lawmakers are poised to tweak it", Claire Rush, Associated Press, February 24, 2024

    This isn't just a story about Oregon. The same thing is happening in lots of places.
     
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    It's just a fact of life. More people need more houses.

    I would hate to see Florida in 40 or 50 years.
    I filled propane for a customer last night who proudly informed me that he had just moved here from Ohio. It was all I could do to keep my cheerful and helpful demeanor as a representative of our establishment.

    When I really wanted to ask him..... It's not too late to move back is it?
     
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    Isn't Ohio Red?
     
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    Since large cities cash easily turn into **** holes I think it would be better to support the creation of more towns.
     
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    While I would prefer our transplants to be of a conservative persuasion, I would rather see people not moving here at a rate of about a thousand a day.

    I miss the Florida I was born and raised in, but alas ... The only constant is change. It seems like every corner now has a storage lot or a car wash or a cookie cutter subdivision going up.

    Claimed he needed propane to keep $10,000 worth of cats warm that night... So I'm thinking there's a chance he may have been progressive.
     
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    Good thing you don't border Mexico! (And I'm not joking here).
     
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    There's a healthy population of migrant laborers here seasonally. For the most part they are well behaved and polite people. ( DeSoto being one of Florida's more agriculturally based economy counties )

    Whether it is snowbirds or migrants it's not so much the people that I object to it's just the constant never-ending flow of people.

    Migrants and snowbirds come here for a while and then leave which is fine, it's the damn Yankees that move here :)
     
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    Nice sentiment. I understand you better.

    We have a lot of seasonal labourers in Australia as well - and everything works fine when it works as it should! :smile:
     
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