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Formal testimony

This section contains the testimony that Save Helvetia prepared and presented to Washington County and Metro from 2009 through 2012.  It addresses the legal factors for designating lands as Rural Reserves under state law.  Each link leads to a large document with much information and many pictures.  We invite you to review this extensive collection of information!

Justification for designation as Rural Reserves under OAR 660-027-0060

video icon Much of this information was presented at the August 20, 2009 Washington County public hearing.  Watch video of citizen testimony.

Endorsements

Please see this page of endorsements regarding the area north of Highway 26

Other public testimony

This section contains testimony about the greater Helvetia area that has been prepared and presented by various Save Helvetia members and supporters.

Jump to year: 2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014


2014




⇑ 2014 ⇑             ⇓ 2013 ⇓





⇑ 2013 ⇑             ⇓ 2012 ⇓


2012 reserves appeal

Petitioners' briefs:

Defendants' answering briefs:

Helvetia interchange

WaCo soil fill issues

Citizen Involvement



⇑ 2012 ⇑             ⇓ 2011 ⇓


October/November – Metro UGB Expansion

August 18th – LDCD hearings

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August 8th – Exceptions to the DLCD staff report

June 1st – Objections to Metro Ordinance No. 11-1255 (WaCo Ordinance 740)

April 26th – WaCo BCC hearing on the Reserves IGA (Ordinance 740)

April 25th

March 29th

March 15th – Joint Metro / WaCo BCC hearing on the Reserves IGA

March 2nd – WaCo Planning Commission hearing on Ordinance 740



⇑ 2011 ⇑             ⇓ 2010 ⇓


October 19-23 – LCDC hearings on the Urban and Rural Reserves designations

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October 8 – Exceptions to the DLCD staff report

July 12th – Objections to the Urban and Rural Reserves designations

June 15th – Final testimony to Washington County

May 25th – Final testimony to Metro

May 11th Washington County Commissioners meeting

April 27th Washington County Commissioners meeting

January 26th Washington County Commissioners meeting

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January 20th Metro Council public hearing

video icon Watch video of citizen testimony at this meeting, then contrast it with the way developers were treated at the same hearing.

January 19th Washington County Commissioners meeting

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⇑ 2010 ⇑             ⇓ 2009 ⇓


December 15th Washington County Commissioners public hearing

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December 8th Washington County Commissioners public hearing

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December 4th Reserves Steering Committee / Core 4 meeting

November 24th Washington County Commissioners meeting

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November 17th Washington County Commissioners meeting

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November 3rd Washington County Commissioners meeting

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October 27th Washington County Commissioners meeting

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Argument For Rural Reserves on the northwest corner of Helvetia Road/Hwy 26 interchange

This rebuttal letter and accompanying photos was prepared in response to the Greenfield/Angelo testimony presented to the RSC on Oct 14th regarding the Standring/Berger properties.  The letter argues for Urban Reserves for four properties located west of Helvetia Road between Highway 26 and West Union Road.

Read the letter

October 15th Metro "Making the Greatest Place" public hearing

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October 1st LCDC meeting

September 24th Metro "Making the Greatest Place" public hearing

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September 23rd Washington County Reserves Coordinating Committee meeting

September 21st Beaverton City Council meeting

The following two letters were presented by Cherry Amabisca and Pam Gates.  The minutes of the Council's August 27th meeting contained many misperceptions about Helvetia, specifically that it was only hobby farms and generational farms, and didn't have high-production, high-export farming activity.

August 20th Washington County public hearing

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August 10th Washington County Reserves Coordinating Committee meeting

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July 25th Save Helvetia interviewed on KUIK 1060AM

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July 6th Washington County Reserves Coordinating Committee meeting

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