Compensation for Trailer Park Residents?
Jun 18,2006 00:00 by Chris Basserman, Bend, Oregon

As a property owner I think its ridiculous that this affordable housing battle is even an issue.  Why should people who live in trailer parks be compensated if the property owner decides to develop their own land?  It is THEIR land to do with as they choose.  I just don’t get it.  I once lived in an apartment building in Portland that was torn down to make room for condos and I wasn’t compensated, although the owners did give me advance notice. Too bad I wasn’t living in Bend in a trailer park so I could have been paid some cash for my trouble.