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Urban Growth Boundary Issue Part Of Action Team Agenda In D.C.

When The Dalles Community Action Team will be headed to Washington, D.C. next week for its half-yearly visit, one of the topics will be the long-discussed issue of allowing for an expansion of The Dalles urban growth boundary within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.  Wasco County Commissioner Scott Hege says the need for it is greater than ever, especially with a focus on buildable land to create employment.  He notes a 2013 study the City of The Dalles had done showed they were short of the state-required 20-year supply then, and Hege adds they are in a tighter squeeze now.  Hege says they will be asking the area’s representatives for help to move the issue through the Columbia River Gorge Commission.