Sunday, May 27, 2012

Willamette Week Reports Lawsuit against City of Lake Oswego and its Residents is "Pro Bono"

To All COLA LO Members,

It appears that the lawsuit brought by a planning commission member is "pro bono" per the WW this past week.   So the city of LO will pay legal expenses to defend itself while the planning commissioner sues the city with a "free ride".    Citizens continue to ask is this a conflict of interest?

Its an interesting circumstance worthy of review.  The article with details including the suit can be found at:
Heads to Federal Court.  

 Its an important issue as Lake Oswego now has appointed officials filing lawsuits against the entire community on somebody else's dime!  

At what point does this situation demand action?  

Clearly the community presented a unified position as did the city council over this issue.   We leave it up to the readers to decide what is appropriate and if the actions of those involved represent conflicts.  

The article mentions both Mayor Jack Hoffman and Councilor Bill Tierney as being contacted to discus the lawsuit.   Many believe Mayor Hoffman actually invited a lawsuit with his comments over the course of the discussion on lake access.   That may not be a common opinion but its certainly being mentioned within the community.

It will be interesting to see how vigorously the city defends itself and its residents over the course of the situation.  

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

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