Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Homebuilders seek handout

From the Tribune:

Struggling homebuilders are looking for a lifeline from local governments, asking for flexibility on rules and fees to help them get back to building.
In a letter sent to cities and counties, the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland sought a helping hand Oct. 31.
Since then, their requests have sparked thoughtful debate among elected leaders in Metro area communities, including Lake Oswego. Several jurisdictions plan meetings with the Home Builders Association in the next two months.

Bend homebuilders tried the same thing earlier this year.