June 29, 2017
Clackamas County's public statement:
"Senior elected officials from Metro, Clackamas County, and the cities of Lake Oswego, Tualatin and West Linn came together on June 28 to sign and celebrate an inter-governmental agreement (IGA) on potential future urbanization of the Stafford area in unincorporated Clackamas County."
July 13,2017 | by Anthony Macuk
"Trail was created by a group of Stafford residents who wanted to preserve the area's unique history"
opening of the Hazelia Agri-Cultural Trail on Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Luscher Farm.
Mayor Kent Studebaker and other City officials attended the event, along with several of the local community members who worked for years to bring the trail to life, including Stafford Hamlet resident Ann Culter, who played a key role in the project's working group, and Rick Cook, whose historic family farm serves as one of the stops along the trail."
Rick Cook and Ann Cutler two community members who brought the trail to life | Photo by Amy Cook
February 16, 2017 | by Rick Cook
"The Stafford Hamlet is an advisory board to the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. In the matter of the Stafford remand, the Hamlet has been completely transparent, informative, forthright and as inclusive as possible, reaching out to all stakeholders as we have completed tasks to help not only the Hamlet, but also the County determine how best to proceed with planning for our area.
Taking our purposes to heart, we have accomplished the following to fulfill the obligations outlined in our Clackamas County Hamlet bylaws;
— Accomplished the great work of helping develop our community identity. A Vision and Values Statement was our first offering, which was overwhelmingly approved and supported by all. The Community Vision Plan and the Stafford Compromise are other products of our great work;
— Listened to and provided community members a place to express positions on issues of concern;
— Used the above to be "the voice of the community"; and
— Provided advice to the Board of Commissioners, Metro, cities, Community Planning Organizations and others with great care and effort (which has sometimes gone unappreciated, disregarded or ignored completely)."
February 16, 2017 | by Jeff Gudman
"With the possible exception of the Borland area, the Stafford Triangle does not need to be designated an urban reserve for the next several decades. Here are five reasons.
Community Values: The West Linn, Tualatin, Lake Oswego communities and the residents of the Stafford Triangle collectively do not want urbanization.
The three cities have been fighting expansion of the Urban Growth Boundary into Stafford for decades. The costs of infrastructure, lack of resources to pay for the infrastructure, impact on quality of life and lack of the transportation system to absorb the increased population makes the addition as an urban reserve problematic."
Stafford Chair: Jay Minor (Left) and Vice Chair: Dave Adams (Center) at Clackamas County Board of Commissioners Meeting