Monday, June 27, 2011

Councilor Jordan Refutes Article By Councilor Olson in LO Review

To All COLA LO Members,

Councilor Donna Jordan has published an article in the LO Review and the Oregonian refuting the positions taken by a previous article written by Councilor Mary Olson.  In the article she supports the streetcar project and the foothills development and states:

"Councilor Olson, the streetcar will not “rob” our city of its beauty or safety. Only the fear-mongering opponents of the streetcar and Foothills redevelopment have peppered the public meetings with flyers showing steel and glass high rise architecture"

The article can be found at:

The original article by Councilor Mary Olson entitled  'Prudent, thoughtful, responsible’ made the following statement:

Somehow, our quiet, safe, beautiful suburban town is not good enough for Mayor Hoffman. He wants to remake it into his own vision of “new urbanism” via streetcar and Foothills, as his “legacy.” Later on the same day as his appearance at Clackamas County, in a meeting of the Foothills Oversight Committee, he was rapturous in describing yet another trip to Vancouver, B.C. Mayor Hoffman, we are not Vancouver B.C. and more importantly, we don’t want to be!
Let’s not allow the streetcar to rob our city of its ability to preserve our unique neighborhoods, build a new library and thoughtfully redevelop Lake Grove as we have done in our beautiful downtown. Together, we can keep Lake Oswego affordable and maintain our wonderful quality of life. Let’s continue to improve and develop our city in a prudent, thoughtful, and responsible manner, for the benefit of all our citizens.

The article can be found at:

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