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Newsletter Archive

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September, 2007View or download the PDF version

  • 2007 Legislative Wrap Up - Jerry Ritter
  • Annexation reform 2007-style - success!
  • Other annexation-related legislation
  • Beaverton gets spanked ... again
  • Some progress on addressing growth's impact on schools
  • Message from the Chair - Richard Reid
  • Annexation and referenda
  • Open board positions
  • Message from the Treasurer - Brian Beinlich
  • North Plains VoA update

November, 2005View or download the PDF version

  • Annexation reform takes center stage
  • Other annexation legislation
  • SDC reform (not)
  • OCVA helps cities with annexation issues
  • Message from the Acting Chair - Richard Reid
  • Bill Bodden reports from Deschutes County
  • Mt. Angel wins "the vote"
  • Farewell, Jim
  • Brookings considers doubling SDCs
  • Message from the Treasurer - Brian Beinlich
  • VoA in action in North Plains

January, 2005View or download the PDF version

  • From the Secretary
  • 2005 Officers
  • Voter Annexation
  • ORS-195
  • OCVA goes beyond Oregon
  • SDC update
  • SLAPP-Happy in Josephine County?
  • The November Election
  • More Local Shenanigans
  • Message from the Chair - Jim Thompson
  • Message from the Treasurer - Brian Beinlich

March, 2004View or download the PDF version

  • From the Secretary
  • 2003 Legislative wrap-up: VOA still intact. No success on SDC reform. ORS-195 related bills (pro and con) introduced, but neither passed.
  • Lebanon Voter Annexation Initiative
  • Turner recall fails
  • Klamath Falls UGB annexation
  • Canby and Salem vote down annexations
  • ORS-195 annexation attempts
  • Changes at DLCD
  • Message from the Acting Chair - Jim Thompson
  • Message from the Treasurer - Brian Beinlich
  • No dues in 2004!
  • Electronic newsletter distribution

March, 2003

  • Chairman Lamb resigns
  • 2003 dues are due!
  • Legislative update: no anti-VOA bill on the horizon...yet.  ORS-195 related bills (pro and con) introduced.
  • Corvallis Voter Annexation Forum
  • Lebanon Voter Annexation Initiative
  • Happy Valley VA ordinance partially suspended
  • System Development Charges: the tide is turning!
  • Message from the Acting Chair - Jim Thompson
  • Message from the Treasurer - Brian Beinlich

October, 2002 - Election Special

  • The budget crisis continues
  • The root cause of budget problems is runaway growth that doesn't pay its way
  • What's the fix? OCVA's campaign to change the 20-year land supply law and allow SDCs to fully fund services
  • OCVA candidates up for election
  • Voter annexation update
  • Growth battle heats up in Eugene
  • State candidates that need your support!

June, 2002

  • Board meeting report
  • Presentation by Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR)
  • City reports:  North Plains, Happy Valley, Salem, Eugene, and Metro
  • 2003 Legislative agenda
  • The special sessions continue...Jeff and Jerry's commentary on growth subsidies

February, 2002

  • Voter annexation initiatives in Joseph and La Grande
  • Fun with implementing ordinances in Salem, Grants Pass, and Sandy
  • Time to allow full SDCs and repeal the 20-year land supply law!
  • Salem doubles the registration fee on fuel-efficient vehicles
  • America's failed immigration policy
  • OCVA members and friends gear up for 2002 elections
  • 2002 dues are due!

July, 2001

  • The voter annexation battle
  • Victory on anti-SLAPP legislation!
  • ORS-195 amendment
  • Measure 7 revisited
  • School SDCs
  • Mike Swaim for the Oregon Senate!
  • West Linn ugliness
  • How to get rich quick (and lose your soul)
  • People & places
  • FLASH: Grants Pass lumps 15 of its upcoming 16 annexations into one vote!

May, 2001

  • HB-3767, which would vacate voter annexations, is dead -- for now
  • HB-2460 (anti-SLAPP) bill passes House, moves to Senate.  Call Judiciary to get a public hearing!
  • HB-3331's (amends ORS-195) chances are slim
  • School SDCs: "Fair Funding For Schools" coalition PAC established; HB 2288 is dead

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