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asically, LUBA rejected five of the six objections FUR raised
neither explicitly permits nor forbids satellite districts
There is no express authority in ORS chapter 457 to create an urban renewal area with noncontiguous portions; on the other hand, there is no express prohibition on doing so, either. The statute is entirely silent on that question. In our view, resolving that question will require drawing inferences based largely on an analysis of context and legislative history and intent. Petitioners make no effort to provide any analysis of context, legislative history or intent, and we decline to attempt to resolve that question without assistance from the parties.
The legislature adopted a broad definition of “blighted area,” and we have no authority to
construe the definition narrowly to exclude land that otherwise meets one or more of the
characteristics listed in the definition