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Appealing Land Use Decisions through LUBA

We've written before about the ways certain land use changes within a neighborhood can nuisance homeowners. There, we discussed the importance of the homeowner's right to have a say in what goes on in his or her neighborhood. Unfortunately, the city is not going to prohibit every change that creates a nuisance, but certain avenues do exist for appealing City decisions.

Do Area Homeowners Get a Say In Commercial Land Use Developments?

When new neighbors move in next door there is always the potential for unsightly construction arising without warning. Anyone who's neighbor just installed a giant sattelite dish knows what I'm talking about. We can usually live with a new fence or bird-bath going in next door, but when neighboring property is sold to construct a shopping complex, we tend to be a lot less understanding.

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