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Final Draft IGA is now available! County will act on this Final Draft - May 23rd

Come to the Town Hall on June 8th to hear more about this important document and what it will mean for future development in Stafford.


Stafford Hamlet Town Hall at Stafford Elementary - June 10th


Clackamas County Commissioners Land Use Public Hearing on Consideration of Adopting Urban and Rural Reserves Designations

Clackamas County’s process going forward

What's Been Happening?

  • The County & Metro have issued a draft IGA (Inter-Governmental Agreement) about the land-use designation decision. (READ IT HERE - skip to page 112) Of note is the language in Section 4: "The Metro Council and the Clackamas County Commission recognize that the Stafford Hamlet and surrounding area is a unique enclave in Clackamas County that has a long standing agricultural heritage, significant environmental assets and valued open space worthy of preservation;" We are encouraged to see that kind of supportive language in the text.
  • The cities of LO, West Linn, and Tualatin are working together to craft their own IGA, representing the desires of the cities, as well as honoring the interests of the Hamlet.
  • Metro has concluded their public testimony period.

What Can We Do Today?

Send a quick email to the mayors of the three cities to recognize their efforts and their support of the Hamlet's vision. We've included some sample text - please feel free to copy/paste and edit however you see fit.
All you need to do here is click on the email address and it will pre-populate an email to the Mayor. Make any edits you'd like, sign your name, and hit Send.

1.    City of Lake Oswego | Kurt Studebaker, Mayor: [email protected]
2.    City of Tualatin | Lou Ogden, Mayor: [email protected]
3.    City of West Linn | Russ Axelrod, Mayor: [email protected]

Lake Oswego, Tualatin and West Linn have opposed Metros desire to urbanize Stafford for over twenty years. Clackamas County needs to know we aren't looking for unreasonable development!

January 24, 2017 | Clackamas County and Metro

Click here for full joint press release from Clackamas County and Metro.


Where did "50,000 New Residents" come from?


• Professional Land Use Plans submitted by local developers,

   Aug 2016 to Clackamas County Commissioners

• Net 2,000 Acres could be developed

• Based on low Metro densities of ten residential units per acres 

   and 2.5 residents, that means 50,000 NEW STAFFORD residents

• Report is misleading, “Stafford Character maintained” but NO 

   SPECIFIC number of “New” people moving to area

• Only states the net area to be “urbanized” in acres, not how 

   many people added

You decide, FACT or FICTION?

Thank you for your interest and support!

“WE HAVE THE ANSWER” it’s The Stafford Compromise!

Board Members Present The Stafford Compromise to METRO

Dec 12, 2016 | Metro Meeting

See Stafford Hamlet Chair Jay Minor (left) and Vice Chair Dave Adams (bottom left) present the strongly supported 'Community Vision Plan,' also known as The Stafford Compromise, to METRO last month. Both Jay and Dave are very dedicated community representatives.

Click the link below to see their full comments early in the meeting.


In 2009 County agrees that Stafford area North of the Tualatin River does not meet urban criteria, but backtracks after METRO pressure

December 7, 2009 | Clackamas County

Click here to read the 2009 report from Clackamas County.


West Linn, Tualatin, and Lake Oswego Historically Oppose Urbanization of Stafford


Stafford Hamlet 10 Year Anniversary Party
Saturday | September 16, 2017
Fiala Farms