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5.14.2002

To Oregon Property Owners: Wilsonville’s Traffic Rationing Plan Is Trumped by State Law

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Since 1996, Wilsonville, Oregon, has restricted most new development south of Boeckman Road by strictly limiting the number of new traffic trips allowed through the interchange of Interstate 5 and Wilsonville Road. This was under a Public Facilities Transportation Strategy (“PFTS”) adopted by the City pursuant to ORS 197.768, which allows cities to ration public services to new development, and thus to reject or delay new development. To ration public services and delay development, a city must adopt a “public facilities strategy” (“PFS”) that meets certain requirements of state law. View full article (PDF).