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Damascus city attorney argues Oregon Legislature cannot force city to allow deannexations
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:38:45 -0800
Attorney Peter Watts is relying on a case from Cornelius from 1957. The judge in the case determined that the state legislature cannot force a city to let a property leave the city limits.
Damascus faces sanctions by state, actions by Legislature
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:46:18 -0800
Mayor says House Bill 4029 will sabotage citys efforts The Oregon Legislature is coming down hard on the city of Damascus for not finalizing a comprehensive land-use plan in almost 10 years of existence. So is the state’s Department of Land Conservation and Development. After years of missed deadlines by ...
AT&T Invests More Than $350 Million Over Three-Year Period To Enhance Network In Oregon
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:30:00 -0800
PORTLAND, Ore., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has invested more than $350 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Oregon from 2011 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers. Advancing its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and ...
Lack Of Growth Plan Will Cost Oregon's Damascus
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:40:41 -0800
The failure of the city of Damascus to finalize a long-term growth plan is going to cost it. That's the upshot of a meeting Friday in Salem.
Oregon Senate passes Damascus deannexation bill, clearing way for property owners to join Happy Valley
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:40:58 -0800
House Bill 4029 passed the Oregon House unanimously Feb. 14. Some senators, though, wrestled with setting a precedent that could lead to Damascus shrinking parcel-by-parcel indefinitely.
Oregon 224 shut down near Damascus after landslide, trees block highway
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:44:01 -0800
Clackamas County and Oregon Department of Transportation crews are working to clear the trees, which have disrupted traffic – including TriMet bus service east of Southeast Eckert Lane.
Several neighborhoods gear up to leave Damascus en masse if deannexation bill is signed
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:14:15 -0800
House Bill 4029 is waiting for Kitzhaber's approval, after passing the Oregon House and Senate nearly unanimously. The bill allows property owners within a half-mile of another existing city can deannex from Damascus, likely leading to many residents who qualify to annex into nearby Happy Valley.
Help arrives for addicts of state-run gambling machines
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:05:57 -0800
Bingo became “a very addictive gambling gateway” for Damascus resident Janet Demoret and started all her problems. Demoret, 47, then found video-poker machines sponsored by the state and became hooked on all their “bells and whistles.” She quickly got in a lot of debt with friends and family members. “I ...
Oregon House passes bill that would allow some Damascus residents to leave the city
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:50:41 -0800
The bill allows property owners on the edge of the city to withdraw from Damascus if the property is within a half-mile of another existing city. This would likely lead to many residents who qualify annexing into Happy Valley.
Former county commissioner announces state senate run
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:16:00 -0800
Former Clackamas County Commissioner Jamie Damon announced Tuesday that she will be running for the Oregon State Senate District 20 seat currently held by Alan Olsen (R-Canby). Damon has been a public policy mediator and facilitator for more than 25 years. She said she was motivated to run for the ...