A new poll of residents in Portland’s metro region suggests that Oregon’s contentious growth management policies are, on balance, acceptable to most folks.
Most Portland-area residents want to preserve farms and forests by squeezing into cities, use cars less than they do now and invest in the quality of water and air.
But Oregonians want their planning and their property rights, too. While more than three-quarters said land regulations protect quality of life and home values, nearly half also said rules hurt too many private property owners.
I don’t have much to add here, but there’s a bit more about the survey results in the full article by the Oregonian.