A resolution supporting the passage of House Bill 2564
repealing Oregon’s prohibition of Inclusionary Zoning
Whereas the City recognizes the need to establish housing policies to address affordable work force housing; and
Whereas Inclusionary Zoning is policy tool that local jurisdictions
can use to increase the production of affordable housing; and
Whereas Oregon is one of only two states that prohibit
Inclusionary Zoning by state statute: and
Whereas the Oregon Legislature is currently considering
legislation which would repeal that prohibition
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Hood River supports that local jurisdictions should have a wide range of lawful policy options available to address the supply of affordable housing for its residents, and
be it further resolved that the City of Hood River urges passage of House Bill 2564 which repeals ORS 197.309.
Adopted by the Hood River City Council this 9th day of March, 2015, to take effect immediately.
Paul Blackburn, Mayor
Jennifer Gray, City Recorder