According to recent polls, "Oregon voters now oppose Measure 37 by a nearly 2 to 1 margin. That's a shocking reversal from just two years ago the measure won 61 percent support."
I think it's time for Oregonians to start thinking about a repeal effort. There seems to be a pattern of people in the Green State having to vote twice on controversial measures: assisted suicide, term limits, etc. Why not vote twice on something as critical as land use law reform?
I expect to see an effort along these lines come together in time to put something on the November, 2008 ballot (if not before then). HOPEFULLY, it will be a product of Governor Kulongoski's BIG LOOK on Land Use, and represent a comprehensive plan to bring Oregon's land use laws into the 21st century. If not, a simple repeal of 37 would be enough to satisfy me.
Who's going to sign on to help make this happen?
P.S. 1000 Friends of Oregon may be one of the groups to try to repeal this measure.
Now that Oregon will have a Democratic House, Senate and Governor come January, this is extremely possible. Check their website for more info on their efforts.