West Linn's Opinions

April 23, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Enough with Axelrod’s fear mongering — Vote Frank for mayor As a member of the Planning Commission, now its chair, I have worked with Russell Axelrod. That is why I am supporting Thomas Frank…
April 16, 2015

Readers' letters

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Vote Axelrod to preserve Stafford Hamlet Recently I received an email from a farmer whose family has been working their land in the Stafford Hamlet for more than a hundred years. His Century…
April 16, 2015

Bring imagination to arch bridge planning

by Rebecca Adams
We owe a big thanks to Metro’s attorney, Roger Alfred, for his recent letter to Councilor Axelrod clarifying that Bolton is not already an adopted Metro Town Center, and Bolton does not have to…
April 16, 2015

Now is the time to invest in education

by Editorial board
One of the nation’s shortest school years would get shorter and some of the nation’s largest class sizes would get bigger if a K-12 education budget approved by the Oregon Legislature last week…
Former managing editor of several community newspapers, Kelly is chief of the central design desk for Community Newspapers.
April 09, 2015

A Kelly by another name is probably also full of blarney

by Mikel Kelly
I confess to being curious what would happen if I walked into a pub in Ireland and announced my name is Mike Kelly. Would somebody buy me a drink, or would they shout, in unison, “So?????” — you…
April 09, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Frank: leadership for the future Soon we will elect the next mayor of West Linn. Please take time to thoroughly investigate the background and experience of the two candidates. There are…
April 09, 2015

It's time to recover lost legions of talent

by Norm Eder and Andrew McGough
Workforce. Everyone knows we need one. And most of us want a better one — ready and skilled for the demands of the modern workplace. The question is: Do we mean it? Last December the…
April 02, 2015

Transportation is in literal, figurative gridlock

by Editorial board
Here’s a timely question: What’s moving slower in the Portland area, the traffic at 5 p.m. on local freeways, or the efforts to do something about those snarled conditions? When it comes to the…
April 02, 2015

Readers' letters

by (none)
Vote Axelrod for West Linn mayor My letter is an endorsement for Russ Axelrod for the mayor. In my 27 years of residence I have only once experienced a mayor who was an advocate for the…
Frank
April 02, 2015

Fighting for our West Linn neighbors

by Thomas Frank
As President of the West Linn City Council, I understand it’s agonizing to watch our streets torn apart for infrastructure. For the past two weeks I’ve been walking door-to-door talking with…

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Axelrod
Apr 02, 2015

Community-based planning offers success

by Russ Axelrod
West Linn City Planning wants large portions of the Bolton and Willamette neighborhoods to be Metro 2040 Designated Town Centers (“Town Center”) — West Linn citizens need to determine if they…
Apr 02, 2015

Must dates for an Oregon Owner's Manual

by Adam Davis
Now that voter registration is easier in Oregon, thanks to the Motor Voter Registration Law, it may be time to use the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) for one more thing: helping assure we…
Perry
Mar 26, 2015

'We are all invested in this community'

by Brenda Perry
Now, after three months as a West Linn city councilor, it seems a good time to reflect on how things are going. Is being a council member what I had expected? How is the new council functioning…
Mar 26, 2015

Kovash resignation a blessing

by Bob Thomas
I see the resignation by West Linn’s mayor John Kovash as a belated overdue blessing for West Linn and its residents. In my opinion, Kovash during his time in office as mayor was characterized…
Mar 26, 2015

Readers' letters

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Continue the change: Vote Axelrod I urge you to vote for Russ Axelrod. It’s time to continue what voters started earlier when we replaced two council members who didn't like to listen to us. My…
Mar 26, 2015

Shine a light on government secrecy

by Editorial Board
For 40-plus years, Oregon has claimed to have transparency in government. Public records and public meetings laws approved in 1973 are supposed to enforce the ideal that the people’s business…
Mar 19, 2015

Readers' letters

by Pamplin Media Group
Experience and leadership describe Thomas Frank A key decision-making factor in the upcoming May 19 election for mayor is experience and leadership. Experience is earned through community…
Mar 19, 2015

Thanks for the LOT mess, City Hall

by Lamont King
I recently attended several meetings between LOT and residents in the Robinwood neighborhood of West Linn to discuss the upcoming construction work on Mapleton Street. This is regarding the Lake…
Michael Calcagno
Mar 19, 2015

Kitzhaber should put spotlight to good use

by Michael Calcagno
It’s never too soon to start down the road to redemption. The power of public attention can be used for good or for evil. Many who receive it are determined to milk it dry, climbing higher and…
Mar 12, 2015

Don't exempt pot from local taxes, laws

by Mike McCauley
Last November, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 91 to decriminalize, with limitations, the consumption, production and sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused products. Measure 91 was 38…




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