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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Destination Resorts: Take Your Best Shot

Destination resorts - love 'em or hate 'em? You'll be able to have your say next Wednesday.

Posted By on Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 12:32 PM

Destination resorts - love 'em or hate 'em? You'll be able to have your say next Wednesday.


The state Department of Land Conservation and Development will be holding an "informational hearing" on the general topic of destination resorts at 3 pm Oct. 15 in Prineville City Hall, 387 NE 3rd St. Besides taking comments on the destination resort issue, the DLCD will present a summary of existing destination resort law and its "legislative concept" on destination resorts for the 2009 legislative session.

There's no need to sign up in advance to testify, but individual speakers probably will be limited to three minutes. Written testimony has to be submitted at least five days prior to the hearing. For all the details, go here.

"This may be the only field hearing on this topic prior to the 2009 legislative session, so if you have views to express regarding destination resorts, this is the time to do it," writes Erik Kancler, executive director of Central Oregon LandWatch. "If you have concerns about destination resorts, it's critical to let DLCD and the legislative committee know so that they can have an opportunity to consider whether or not to incorporate them in planned legislation."

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