Outlawing Private Backyards in the Portland Metro Area

Please join us for Cascade’s monthly Policy Picnic led by Cascade President and CEO John A. Charles, Jr. on Wednesday, September 18th, at noon.

The Metro Council insists we all must live closer together in order to “protect” undeveloped land on the suburban fringe. As a result, virtually all new residential development in the Portland region will have to be built at densities of 7-15 units/acre, with the majority of dwellings being apartments or condos. Has the government outlawed private backyards, and if so, how did this happen? Charles will share research conducted this summer which sheds light on this important topic.

Admission is free. Please bring your own lunch. Coffee and cookies will be served. Space is limited to sixteen guests on a first come, first served basis, so sign up early. To RSVP, please fill out the ticket form below.

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