Friday, January 13, 2012

Blogger Provides Information on New Citizen Driven County Petition 3-392.

To All COLA LO Members,

This week a local blogger is providing additional details on the upcoming signature drive for a proposed ballot initiative preventing Clackamas County from spending on light rail without a vote of the people.    Its an interesting perspective with additional details on the measures title etc.  

The forces of the opposition including the County Commission will be out again trying to prevent the vote as they have for the past two ballot initiatives this  year.   

This includes Lake Oswego's own resident and county commissioner Ann Lininger who has consistently supported efforts to prevent a vote on major projects within the county.    The Oregonian actually ruled that her claims on the recently passed Urban Renewal Measure was blatantly false and stirred additional controversy.   Once again her efforts are stirring controversy according to a statement to the Oregonian this week. 
"I think at this point, it'd be appropriate for us to let the situation move forward with the petitioners taking the steps they choose to take, and TriMet, which has a strong interest in seeing this contract fulfilled, has steps it can take if this passes,"  Ann Lininger

She is effectively supporting a lawsuit should the measure pass and many claim she is remiss in her duties and obligation to the voters she represents.    It will be interesting to see how the process with the measure proceeds and the statements of individual commissioners.   

The local blog summer can be found at:   Bull By the Horns

Please notify all members, contacts and friends.  

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