1000 Friends of Oregon v. LCDC, 244 OrApp 239 (2011)

Holding:   LCDC failed to provide enough explanation for its finding that the city’s reliance on “market choice” was sufficient for adding excess industrial lands to Urban Growth Boundary.

1)   “Our determination of the legislature’s intent * * * is guided primarily by the text and context of the statute, in light of any pertinent legislative history.” citing, State v. Gaines. at p. 255.

2)   When analyzing a statute’s text, Courts give “words of common usage their ‘plain, natural and ordinary meaning.’” cite omitted. at p. 255.

3)   The textual analysis includes prior construction of statutory terms. at p. 255.

4)   A statute’s context includes “the entire enactment of which it was a part, cite omitted, as well as related statutes on the same subject.” cite omitted. at p. 255.

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