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State regulators are recommending the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission reject parts of Metro’s 2011 urban growth boundary expansion because, they say, the supporting documentation for the expansion is insufficient.
In a report issued today by the state’s Department of Land Conservation and Development, state planning staffers say Metro erred in using a range forecast to work its way toward a decision on how much to expand the urban growth boundary. State regulators also said Metro hadn’t completed an inventory of the available land in the region for potential employers.