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It wasn’t easy, took more than two years and it didn’t please everyone, but a plan to shape the next 50 years of development and preservation in the tri-county Portland area was approved Friday by the state Land Conservation and Development Commission.
The tri-county work was coordinated by Metro, the regional government, and was intended to replace the bitter arguments that erupt every five years when Metro expands the urban growth boundary. By establishing reserves, the region makes it clear where growth will occur and how land will be used for decades to come.