People and the Land: An Oral History of Oregon’s Statewide Land Use Planning Program

Interview with Fred VanNatta (on Goal 10)

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Interview with Fred VanNatta (on Goal 10)

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Interview Date

5-15-2017

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

Interview with Fred VanNatta by Jim Irvine on May 15, 2017 focused on Goal 10 of Oregon's Statewide Land Use Planning Program. Fred VanNatta began his career as a paid campaign staffer for two presidential candidates and as an aide to the Oregon House Speaker during the 1965 and 1967 legislature. As a political lobbyist from 1969 on, his clients included the Oregon State Homebuilders Association and the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon.

Biographical

Fred VanNatta, founder of VanNatta Public Relations began his career as a paid campaign staffer for two presidential candidates and as an aide to the Oregon House Speaker during the 1965 and 1967 legislature. As a political lobbyist from 1969 on, his clients included the Oregon State Homebuilders Association and the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon. He has also served as a board member of the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.

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Oregon's Statewide Land Use Planning Program, adopted in 1973 after the passage of Senate Bill 100, contains nineteen goals or guidelines. Goal 10 provides for the housing needs of Oregon citizens by specifying that jurisdictions must plan for and accommodate needed housing types “at price ranges and rent levels which are commensurate with the financial capabilities of Oregon households and allow for flexibility of housing location, type, and density.” Goal 10 requires each city to inventory its buildable residential lands, project future needs for such lands, and plan and zone enough buildable land to meet those needs. It also prohibits local plans from discriminating against needed housing types. In 2017, Sy Adler and Jim Irvine interviewed a series of key planners and advocates involved with Oregon's Statewide Planning Goal 10. These interviews are part of "People and the Land," a collaboration between the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development and Portland State University.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20253

Interview with Fred VanNatta (on Goal 10)

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