How much are "inner and outer
What is the reference point for determining whether an increase in density will occur?
Here is The Actual Email From Measure 26-29's Author
Here is What It Means
Here is the legal definition of the effect of section 4(b).
"Metro has legal authority over local comprehensive plans and the local zoning ordinances that implement them. In this context the charter amendment would prohibit the metro council from requiring the cities and counties to up zone property in the existing inner and outer neighborhoods to allow higher density than allowed by city or county zoning ordinance as of the effective date of the charter amendment."
I hope this answers your questions.
Metro Councilor-District 5
600 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97232
> From: Jim Karlock <jkarlock@------------.com>
> Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 05:47:42 -0700
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: measure 26-29
> With regard to section 4(b) of the proposed amendment to Metro Charter:
> "Neither the Regional Framework Plan nor any Metro ordinance adopted to
> implement the plan shall require an increase in the density of
> single-family neighborhoods. . . ."
> What is the reference point for determining whether an increase in density
> will occur?
> Is it today's actual density in each neighborhood (in people per acre) or
> something else?
> Thank You
> Jim Karlock
First, Metro has power over local zoning ordinances.
Second, Metro would be prohibited "from requiring the cities and counties to up zone property in the existing inner and outer neighborhoods" beyond what it was on the effective date.
This would leave current zoning in place. Even ones that require an increase in density, it merely prevents Metro from raising them further. (Until this measure expires!)
It would also allow Metro to suddenly increase density between the time of the vote and the effective date.