State, county debate zoning

Another zoning disagreement is pitting Jefferson County against the state.

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Just months after helping overrule Jefferson County in a zoning issue, the Department of Land Conservation and Development is taking on another county land-use decision.

“We all wish this weren’t Jefferson County,” said John Van Landingham, a Eugene lawyer and chairman of the commission that oversees the DLCD; he joined the vote to approve the appeal earlier this month. “We are very sensitive to Jefferson County’s feeling that we are picking on them.”

This time, it’s a decision to allow a rural subdivision to spring up outside Madras city limits that sparked state officials’ concerns.

Read the full story at The Bulletin.

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