Of the Keizertimes

Linda Rawlins recalled her family getting the bill.

During a hearing with the Oregon State Legislature House Committee on Land Use June 20, Rawlins talked about the Local Improvement District (LID) fee put on her family’s 16 acres in Keizer Station by the City of Keizer in May 2005.

The family’s two properties had an LID bill of $6 million.

“We just had a heart attack,” Rawlins said. “We didn’t know what it was. We just got really scared. We didn’t know what to do. We hired a lawyer and went to the next city council meeting on May 4. We had never had negotiations with the city to that point to have an LID. They said at the meeting there was a deal on the table for us to have an LID. We had no idea what they were talking about.”

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