Consequences of Enforcement of Section 2.052(4) of the Clatsop County Land and Water Development and Use Ordinance
Clatsop County Commissioners,
I am writing to inform you of a situation that was sent to me on Nov 7th to see if I could offer any assistance. A property owner near Jewell received a notice from the county to remove a tiny home that was on his property within 30 days. This notice was written based on a county ordinance that was passed fairly recently (approximately a year ago?). https://www.co.clatsop.or.us/county/page/code-regulations. See the “Notice of Infraction” attached. The property owner was in a panic because of the huge fines potentially imposed on him ($500/day) and he thought it would take effect immediately. After clarifying with Nancy Mendoza that he had 30 days to move the tiny home, from my understanding, he began to threaten the person living in the tiny home to get her (Jane Doe) to move it immediately. Was this his first notice? The problem was that Jane Doe had neither a vehicle to move it, money to hire someone to move it, nor a legal place to move it to.
Read the entire letter here: Letter to Commissioners re moratorium 12.9.2019.