Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More Proof Streetcar isnt Dead

To All COLA LO members,

Last week former City Council Candidate David Jorling published an article in the Oregonian supporting light rail and lambasting opponents of light rail in clackamas county.    In the article he labels opponents as "obstructionists" .    In the article he states:

"In Clackamas County, a vocal group of obstructionists, significantly funded by an industrialist from Nevada, Americans for Prosperity and some wealthy citizens of an unincorporated enclave in Dunthorpe and Riverdale, are stopping transit projects from being done. They will spread their opposition to Washington County so it can join Clackamas County in a race to the bottom.

We must reject these obstructionists and move forward with transit alternatives. Our economic health depends on it."

Mr. Jorling ran for city council in 2010 and placed last in the voting.   It was fairly clear the voters rejected the ideas presented in his campaign but rumors persist that he is considering another run for council.   We suggest all members read the article to gain more insight into the opinions presented Rail Opponents Threaten.

Its clear the 2012 City Council race will be vital to the long term direction of Lake Oswego.    We encourage everyone to stay informed.  

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends...


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