This ruling has been around for a week, and none of my left-leaning friends have bothered to gloat. WTF? At least this eases my mind some, though it's probably already too late for the incoming subdivision behind my parents' house.
Well, this will go up the court chain, anyway.
I have to get back to metro on LIDs. I'll be in the Portland area this weekend and into next week, so I should get lots of impassioned, fluorescent answers to that set of questions. I tend to think that LIDs tax surrounding residents rather than developers, at least from what little I remember.