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From: Ellen Rogalin, Community Relations Specialist, 503-742-4274


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Clackamas County, Metro, cities celebrate agreement on Stafford area urban reserves at June 28 signing ceremony

Senior elected officials from Metro, Clackamas County, and the cities of Lake Oswego, Tualatin and West Linn came together on June 28 to sign and celebrate an inter-governmental agreement (IGA) on potential future urbanization of the Stafford area in unincorporated Clackamas County.

The agreement was worked out over several months as part of the process of finally approving urban and rural reserves in Clackamas County. The Stafford area – generally north of I-205; surrounded by the cities of West Linn, Tualatin and Lake Oswego – was approved as urban reserve in 2010.

On May 23, the Board of County Commissioners approved the IGA, as well as an ordinance to adopt findings that affirm the designation of urban and rural reserves in the metro region, in response to a remand from the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development in 2014 on findings from the urban and rural reserves process implemented by Metro, and Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties from 2008-10.

All five parties to the IGA have now approved the document. The signing ceremony included signatures by leading elected officials from each jurisdiction:

Bernard, Hughes Agreement Signing group Studebaker, Axelrod, Bernard, Hughes, Ogden

For more information, please contact Clackamas County Public Affairs Manager Tim Heider at 503-742-5911 or


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