The Oregon Attorney General’s Measure 7 Opinion
On February 13, 2001, Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers released an opinion which interprets Ballot Measure 7. Measure 7 amends the Oregon Constitution to require state and local governments to pay landowners in certain circumstances when government regulation reduces the value of their real property. Since Measure 7 passed on November 7, 2000, supporters of Oregon’s land use program and property rights activists have disputed its scope and meaning. This short summary of the Attorney General’s opinion, which addresses specific questions posed by Governor Kitzhaber, will help our clients and others to understand the likely impacts of Measure 7 if it is upheld against pending constitutional challenges. View full article (PDF).