HR County Could End Scenic Area Administration Without State Funding

If the Oregon Legislature doesn’t reinstate $40,000 per year to each Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area county to help administer Scenic Area land use ordinances, Hood River County may consider no longer offering the service.  That would involve the County repeal from its land use code administration of the Scenic Area, which would send applicants to the Columbia River Gorge Commission.  Commission Chair Ron Rivers says with the county’s ever-tightening budget situation, he’s not sure they can afford to do the work without state funding.  The funding has not been in state budget proposals to this point, but passage of a fiscal plan for the upcoming biennium by the Legislature is still weeks from happening.

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