Monday, February 28, 2005

Taking from Takings

Good news from Oregon and Measure 37:

The law compels the government to pay cash to longtime property owners when land-use restrictions reduce the value of their property -- or, if the government can't pay, to allow owners to develop their land as they see fit. Because there is virtually no local or state money to pay landowners, Measure 37 is starting to unravel smart-growth laws that have defined living patterns, set land prices and protected open space in this state for more than three decades.

Oh, how California needs this.

It would restore basic liberty here in the People's Republic.

Way to go Ducks!