Alert raised over Mcpherson filling LCDC vacancy

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The property rights organization Oregonians In Action is opposing Governor Kulongoski’s appointment of Greg Macpherson to the Land Conservation and Development Commission. OIA is encouraging people to call their senators to oppose the appointment which normally do not generate such public attention or controversy.  Macpherson came under fire last year for drafting Measure 49 which was criticized heavily for how it was run through the process and the self-created ballot title.

OIA spoke on how Macpherson would be hostile to the needs of property owners in a press release stating “If Macpherson becomes an LCDC commissioner, he will have no sympathy for Measure 49 claimants, rural Oregon property owners, or anyone who wants to make reasonable changes to our broken statewide land use planning system.During his legislative career, Macpherson has opposed the most reasonable changes to Oregon’s land use laws.  The last thing that LCDC needs is another hyper-partisan Portland area legislator who cares nothing about fixing a broken set of laws that are nearly four decades old.”

The Senate Rules Committee is expected to vote this Thursday on the appointment.