This is a repository for documents related to OAW's legal cases. For more background on these cases, see the related articles here.
Oregon Aviation Watch members, both separately and together, have been fighting expansion plans at the Hillsboro Airport (HIO) since 2010.
OAW and WC CAN submitted a LUBA challenge to Washington County Ordinance 772, which allowed expansion of the Sunset Airpark.
The City of Hillsboro claimed that it has
no authority to regulate aviation due to pre-emption by federal law. Oregon Aviation Watch disagreed,
citing the City's own Comprehensive Plan and state and federal statutes to assert that the City, in fact,
has a responsibility to oversee the role of aviation in the community.
The Hillsboro Airport Zoning Challenge ("Petition for Review") was filed with the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).
LUBA struck down the ordinance and the State Court of Appeals upheld the LUBA decision.