This week, the Lake Oswego Planning Commission reviewed truly anti-housing code amendments. The proposals would dramatically restrict development in the R-6 zone, which comprises much of the available residentially-zoned land in Lake Oswego. Doing so would stymie housing construction at a time when the city is grappling with a severe housing crisis. This comes on the heels of another notorious anti-housing regulation. Last year, HBA called out similar anti-housing tactics when Lake Oswego proposed and ultimately passed a $15,000 residential demolition tax. The proposal’s goal is to preserve trees, yet lacks the cost-benefit analysis that should accompany this policy discussion. HBA will continue to advocate for pro-housing solutions in the City of Lake Oswego. To learn more about HBA involvement in Lake Oswego, contact Roseann Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.