Adin Johnson

Land Use Board of Appeals (3 summaries)

1000 Friends of Oregon v. Jackson County

Under OAR 660-004-0022, it is not improper to approve a reasons exception to Goal 3 on two alternative bases, particularly when there is uncertainty regarding the characterization of the proposed use.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Land Use

Willis v. Clackamas County

Under ZDO 1203.03(C), a finding that an application complies with the traffic safety requirements is supported by substantial evidence where there is testimony of a traffic engineer and a traffic study, and there is an absence of a developed challenge to the findings and testimony on that point.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Municipal Law

McLoughlin Neighborhood Association v. City of Oregon City

Under OCMC 17.40.050(A), the Historic Review Board (HRB) has a duty to enquire into and make findings of fact and conclusions of law regarding the validity and effectiveness of a public official’s refusal to consent to the historical designation of public property. The HRB should adopt findings addressing threshold jurisdictional issues once they are raised before suspending its consideration of an application.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Municipal Law