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Park Land Swap Tees Off Opponents

Park Land Swap Tees Off Opponents
Cameron La Follette opposes the Bandon swap, and details why.
Park Land Swap Tees Off Opponents
Steve Corey comes from the developer's side of the swap.

Oregon's love of natural areas, the push for economic development, and a governor who resigned under pressure... these are just some of the elements that converge in the state's proposed land swap in the Bandon area. 

A deal approved last year would turn 280 acres of the Bandon State Natural Area over to a private developer for a golf course. 

In exchange, the state would get other pieces of coastal land, plus cash to secure more land on behalf of the public. 

But the resignation of Governor John Kitzhaber removed one powerful supporter of the deal, and opponents of the swap are pressing the case for cancellation, or at least further review. 

We explore the issue from several angles in this hour.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.