The Antiplanner
The American Dream Coalition
American Dream Blog  News stories and comments on land use and transit.
The Thoreau Institute --- Randal O'Toole
Cascade Policy Institute ---- Growth management , Transit Smart  & Growth
Transit, Smart growth, and Common sense -- Wendell Cox
Portland's link to smart growth and transit    Wendell Cox
Portland  Urban Transport Index  Wendell Cox
Tax breaks and Abatments in Portland
Innovation Briefs --- UMC, C. Kenneth Orski   Critical commentaries and analysis 
OregonWatchdog.com --- Oregon news links of the day
Oregonians In Action -- Land use in Oregon 
BALLOT MEASURE 37 INFORMATION PAGE Restore fairness and balance in Oregon
Oregon FreedomWorks 
Oregon Education Coalition
Articals and publications on Planning and Rail
Great Rail Disasters
Smart Growth at the Federal Trough.   EPA's Financing of the Anti-Sprawl Movement
What happened to Streetcars and the Myth of a conspiracy
Sprawl and Congestion--is Light Rail and Transit-Oriented Development the Answer? 
Are Compact Cities a Desirable Planning Goal
Smart Growth and Housing Affordability: Evidence from Statewide Planning Laws
Can Boosting Minority Car-Ownership Rates Narrow Inter-Racial Employment Gaps?
The Solution for Portland: More and More Highways
Help Passenger Rail by Privatizing Amtrak
Portland Street & Freeway Lanes  --Carry More Volume than Light Rail

Search  (ODOT's)  Statewide Transportation Improvement Program or the STIP 
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) 
(ODOT's)  Statewide Transportation Improvement Program or the STIP  The STIP is the state
        approved list of funded,  transportation projects.  Much of our highway Taxes  go to transit, 
          light rail, sidewalks,  bicycling, transit and Planning them.
Search ODOT'S STIP see what your auto taxes  are spent on 
      Click here & fill in the space such as -- Work type, Transit,  Modernization,  bicycle,  Enhancement, 
       Salmon  or use their list.  See how your gas tax dollars are not spent to improve capacity on our  roads!
Tax Breaks for Your Business
Oregon's Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC)
Subsidy-related federal tax benefits
Pre-tax payroll deductions

Vertical Housing Program

Historic Property Tax Incentives

Harvesting Clean Energy 8

Business Energy Tax Credit Transportation Projects

TSCC (Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission)   Tax info for all government agencies in Multnomah Co 

Links outside of Oregon

Energy and Environment
The Competitive Enterprise Institute                Environment 
HEARTLAND INSTITUTE    Common-sense environmentalism
Heritage       EnergyEnvironment 
Links to transportation
Roads to the Future -- Should our goal be open free flowing roads? 
Reason land use and economic development issues.
Heritage      Transportation/Smart Growth 

The Friends of Southern California's Highways
Improving Transportation in the San Fernando Valley 
Buckeye Institute
Cliff Slater's Second Opinion
Light Rail vs. Monorail Safety
Transportation Cato
Population, Urban Sprawl, and Sustainable Development Cato

Access mag University of California Transportation Center

Links to the State of Oregon
State of Oregon
State of Oregon Elections 
Oregon Revised Statutes  bills and laws
Legislative Records 
The Legislative Revenue Office (LRO)
The Legislative Fiscal Office 
US Census Bureau ---Oregon
Oregon Find your legislator
Oregon Committee Schedule Information
Oregon Bills and Laws
New bills
The Oregon Senate
The Oregon House
Transportation Oregon, County, City, Federal .

(ODOT) Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Grants
The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Oregon Transportation Plan 
Oregon’s Transportation and Growth Management Program TGM
Transportation and Growth Management
Part 1 — Planning for Narrow Local Streets
Part 2 — Planning for Sidewalks on Local Streets 
Neighborhood Street Design Guidelines; An Oregon Guide for Reducing Street Widths 
Tri met            TriMet Email Updates

City of Portland. Office of Transportation  http://www.trans.ci.portland.or.us/
Portland Department of Transportation (PDOT)
Portland Bicycle Programs

Multnomah County Land Use & Transportation Program     http://www.co.multnomah.or.us/dbcs/LUT/

US Dept of  transportation 
U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)                       http://www.bts.gov/
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)                               http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)                                   http://www.fra.dot.gov/
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)                                      http://www.fta.dot.gov/
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)    http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/
Transportation Research Board (TRB)                                             http://www.nas.edu/trb/
A Plan to Liquidate Amtrak
US Census 

Links to Oregon, Metro  Multnomah co & Portland- -- Budgets & Planning
TSCC (Tax Supervising and Conservation Commission)   Tax info for all government agencies in Multnomah Co

LCDC - Land Use Planning for Oregon 
Oregon land use planning
The Main Street Handbook
Infill and Redevelopment Code Handbook
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Employee Commute Options (ECO) Program Frequently Asked Questions
Affected employers must provide incentives for employee use of alternative commute options.
Failure to comply with ECO is a Class II environmental violation and carries penalties that typically
range from $500 - $2000 for each day of violation.

METRO budget
Metro Regional Government                            http://www.metro-region.org/
METRO                   Railvolution
METRO budget
The Metro Charter
Tools for designing streets
Urban Growth Boundar (UGB)

Portland Financial & Budget Documents
Portland Index of Audit Reports
Portland Adopted Budget for FY 2004-2005
Portland Planning Find your neighborhood and see what they have planned for you
Portland Planning     Portland Present provides a survey of conditions, trends, and issues facing the City of Portland
PortlandZoning Title 33: Portland Zoning Code including Overlay Zones, Development Regulations, Planed Districts 
Portland Zoning Maps and beyond

Portland Planning and tax breaks
Portland's Historic Districts & Conservation Districts
Portland's comprehensive plan designations - neighborhood assocations  & zoning maps
PDC( Portland Development Commission)   http://www.pdc.us/default.asp
PDC urban renewall Map This map show the areas of Portland that recive special tax breaks.
        It's unfair for the PDC to pick the winners and losers of taxpayers money. 
         All busnieses and  property owners should be treated the same.
PDC  Enterprise zones
PDC  The Storefront Improvement Program provides cash grants to some busnieses up to $20,000 dollars
                                   this is money that is diveted from police fire and schools and social services
PDC Projects
PDC Multi-Family Overview tax breaks 
         1. Direct Financial Assistance Products
         2. Predevelopment and Acquisition Loans
         3. Fee Waivers, Exemptions and Credits
         4. Tax Exemptions
         5. Bond Allocation
         6. City and PDC Loan Guarantees
        7. Special Initiatives
        Within each category, there may be one or more specific products. 
PDC housing oppertunities

Some Oregon planned communities
Fairviewvillage  http://www.fairviewvillage.com/main.html
Orenco Station      http://www.orencostation.com/home.htm
Bethanyvillage        http://www.bethanyvillage.com/
PDX  plan    http://www. org/index.shtml

All Oregon counties

Oregon Cities
Oregon cities
Salem links http://www.oregonlink.com/#Capitol

Nation Boondoggles
The Big Dig

 News Sites
Brainstorm http://www.brainstormnw.com
All Oregon Newspapers
Selected Periodicals Published in Oregon
Oregon Radio stations
Oregon Tv
Oregon Public/Educational Radio and Television Stations

Media Links
Portland Tribune   http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/index.php
Oregonian http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian
Register Guard   http://www.registerguard.com/
Statesman Journal  http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage
Gazette-Times http://www.gtconnect.com/
The Bend Bugle   http://www.bend.com/index.htm
 Mail Tribune Home  http://www.mailtribune.com/
Oregons Gazette  http://www.oregonsgazette.com/
Liberty magazine

 KATU               http://www.katu.com/home.html
The Wall Street Journal    http://online.wsj.com/public/us
News Max     http://www.newsmax.com/
World Net Daily             http://www.worldnetdaily.com/
FOX News             http://www.foxnews.com
Media Research Center         http://www.mrc.org/
 C-Span             http://www.cspan.org/

Think Tanks
 Heritage   http://www.heritage.org/

Opinion Journal     http://www.opinionjournal.com
Town Hall.com        http://www.townhall.com/columnists/
Jewish World Review    http://www.jewishworldreview.com/
Weekly Standard     http://www.weeklystandard.com/
Machelle Malkin              http://www.michellemalkin.com/

Urban legends, check it out when you're in doubt about a internet story.      http://www.snopes.com/ 

Book links
Vanishing Automobile and Other Urban Myths: How Smart Growth Will Harm American Cities.
The Wealth of Nations
Thomas Sowell  Summer reading
Walter Williams

TinyRL.com                 This is a great if your sending a link and it is too long 
Oregon Ski&Snow  Links
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