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October 30, 2014

Keep West Linn strong

by Jenni Tan
It has been my honor to serve as your city councilor for the past four years. During my two terms, I have worked well with Mike Jones and Jody Carson. Many times we have differences in opinions,…
October 30, 2014

The key Issues in House District No. 37

by Gerritt Rosenthal
Jobs, education, transportation and land use are all important issues in House District 37 — Tualatin, Durham, Rivergrove, Stafford, West Linn and Lake Oswego — but for different reasons in each…
October 30, 2014

A vote for Axelrod and Perry is a vote for West Linn

by Brenda Perry
The words “change” and “new” are frequently overused at election time and yet once the vote is in, too often the status quo returns. So why should the meaning be any different when we say these…
October 30, 2014

Keep West Linn strong and vote for Carson, Jones

by Melinda Robinson
Sometimes change is good. But when you cast your ballot for West Linn city councilors this season, if you want stability, productivity and continued prosperity, you’ll vote to re-elect Jody…
October 30, 2014

A Teaching Moment

by Russell Axelrod
Last week a significant issue arose over future planning for the arch Bbidge and Bolton neighborhood areas that provides a valuable teaching moment. In 2013 the city was awarded a $220,000 grant…
October 30, 2014

Rebuilding a bridge between residents and government

by Robert E. McCarthy
Reading the Tidings article, “The past, present and future of neighborhood associations,” I was struck by the attitudes reflected in the comments of Chris Jordan and staff. They are clearly…
October 23, 2014

Tidings endorsements

by Editorial Board
For City Council: Jody Carson and Mike Jones The West Linn City Council, in its current form, has accomplished a great deal: the construction of a new police station, much needed road repairs,…
October 23, 2014

Don't fall for arch bridge 'scare tactics'

by West Linn Arch Bridge Master Plan Advisory Committ
On Sunday this week it came to our attention that a flyer was being circulated and a website had been created, both of which are making untrue claims about the arch bridge-Bolton project. We…
October 23, 2014

Readers' Letters

by The Tidings
Vote yes on school district measures No matter who, when, where, we all attended schools to be educated and become better citizens. Our parents, prompted to provide a place for learning the…
October 23, 2014

Who should I vote for?

by Mike Taylor
There are four individuals running for City Council, and like the vast majority of West Linn citizens I have not met any of the four candidates. Then how does a voter make an intelligent…

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Oct 23, 2014

NAs provide critical information, foster community

by Ed Schwarz
The fact that our City Council has discussed eliminating neighborhood associations concerns me greatly. Neighborhood associations (NAs) are, and will continue to be, a critical means of…
Oct 23, 2014

Change is needed

by Michael and Deborah McGuire
After reading the Sept. 25 Citizen’s View, “Time for a change in West Linn” by Yvonne Davis and then recalling our recent experience with the current West Linn City Council and administration,…
Oct 23, 2014

Don't swig on the snake oil

by Ken Pryor
If you listen carefully you can hear the insidious, relentless tamping of development being stuffed down the throats of West Linn residents. This bitter pill is delivered by a medicine act that…
Oct 23, 2014

Neighborhood Association, to be or not to be

by Kazi Ahmed
As the newly elected president of Robinwood Neighborhood Association the Tidings report on the future of Neighborhood Associations (NA) by Patrick Malee (“The past, present and future of…
Oct 23, 2014

Keep West Linn strong: vote Carson, Jones

by Thomas Frank
As we enter election season, there are many decisions that we will have to make. Our city has the opportunity to keep the strong forward momentum of this council moving forward for the…
Oct 23, 2014

No zoning changes until we figure out the traffic issue

by Rebecca Adams
The arch bridge-Bolton redevelopment presentation at the library had some truly alarming details. First, there’s the doublespeak about straightening out the intersection by the old police…
Oct 16, 2014

The dangers and damages of groupthink

by Sherry Pryor
Groupthink: a psychological group of people, in which the desire for harmony or conformity within the group results in irrational, destructive or dysfunctional decision-making outcomes. How does…
Oct 16, 2014

Change is needed in West Linn

by Michael Babbitt
The City of West Linn is a great place to live, but it cannot be attributed entirely to the current City Council. They are trying to take credit for the quality of life in West Linn, when in…
Oct 16, 2014

Readers' letters

by (none)
Vote twice for excellence On Nov. 4, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District is presenting two proposals for voter approval. 1: Local option levy. This measure is for the operation of the…
Oct 16, 2014

Winds of change are blowing

by Curt Sommer
The announcement of Russ Axelrod and Brenda Perry running for City Council was a much needed breath of fresh air for West Linn city governance. The last four years have been a profound…

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