Lake Oswego Tree Code Could Be an Attractive Prospect for Developers

Lake Oswego has long been contemplating ways of augmenting the regulation of environmentally sensitive lands from the current approach, which is often criticized as punitive, to a more incentive-based method. Lowering property taxes is one sensible alternative, City Manager Scott Lazenby advised the council.

“We have no control over the property tax system in Oregon — the state writes that,” Lazenby said, “but we can always write checks to people.”

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