City planning -- Oregon -- Damascus, Urban growth boundary, Land use planning -- Oregon -- Damascus, Damascus (Or.) -- Politics and government
This article explores the dynamics of land use planning, zoning and incorporation in Damascus, Oregon. Residents are divided on whether to remain part of the Metro system of governance, or to unincorporate, but in a recent election, voters overwhelmingly voted to reject the city's comprehensive plan. Damascus is currently exploring the process of removing Damascus from the established urban growth boundary.
Burnham, Liona Burnham (2010). "The Road to Damascus," Summer 2011 Metroscape, pages 35-43.
Originally appeared in the Summer 2011 edition of Metroscape, published by the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University.