Oregonians In Action (OIA) is a statewide, non-profit organization devoted solely to fighting for property rights and against excessive land use regulations. It works for sensible, fair and flexible land-use regulations and to protect property rights.
In 1989, the OIA board decided to work exclusively on land-use/property rights issues because of its deep concerns about the hurt, harm and adverse impacts from land use regulations, not only with respect to landowners, but also to the economy and best interests of the public as well.
OIA works primarily in the legislative and regulatory arena, seeking needed reforms to existing land-use laws and regulations at the federal, state and local levels. As OIA became more deeply involved, it became apparent that there was a need for judicial action, greater awareness and understanding of the issues, involvement in the election of candidates for public office and involvement in ballot measures.
The Oregonians In Action Legal Center was established as a separate IRS 501(c)(3) corporation to provide legal services without charge in test-case litigation in land-use/property rights cases. The Oregonians In Action Education Center is another separate IRS 501(c)(3) corporation which is engaged in educational efforts relating to land-use regulations and property rights. From time to time,separate political action committees (PACs) have been formed to raise and expend funds for candidates for elective office and for support of or opposition to ballot measures.
Frank Nims has served as President of OIA and a volunteer since it was formed, appointed Chairman of the Board in 2005. Bill Moshofsky has served OIA as a full time volunteer since 1989. David Hunnicutt, Director of Legal Affairs 1995-2002, Executive Director of OIA 2002-2005, appointed President of OIA in 2005.
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