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Land Use Law Dedication

A Wallowa County barn. Land use laws help protect farms, ranches and timberland. (Oregon State Archives image)

A Wallowa County barn. Land use laws help protect farms, ranches and timberland. (Oregon State Archives image)

 

 

The 2013–2014 Oregon Blue Book is dedicated to the many Oregonians who successfully led the battle to pass the nation’s most progressive land use law in 1973. We now celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the signing of Oregon Senate Bill 100 and recognize three Oregonians who made it their mission to protect our state’s beauty:

 

  Governor Tom McCall  

delta To Governor Tom McCall

 

...whose foresight and leadership helped establish the land use system that protects so much of what we love about Oregon.

       
  Senator Ted Hallock  

delta To Senator Ted Hallock

 

...a determined visionary, who locked legislators in a hearing room for 24 hours until an agreement was reached on Senate Bill 100.

       
  Senator Hector Macpherson  

delta To Senator Hector Macpherson

 

...a dairy farmer turned legislator, who spent his life protecting farmland and who created this land use policy with a purpose to serve the health, safety and welfare of the people of this great state. Macpherson admits that not everyone agrees that preserving farmland was more important than development.

 

For their leadership and commitment to Oregon’s productivity, beauty and livability, we salute these Oregonians and dedicate this book — this celebration of our state — to them.

 

Introduction from Sec. of State Kate Brown | Welcome from Governor John Kitzhaber