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Re: “Who Represents You?

The Commissioner form of government is what has to be killed here.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by frankieb on 05/20/2015 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Who Represents You?

When you lie down with dogs, you're bound to get fleas. If you can't afford to live in a nicer neighborhood, don't expect everybody else who is barely able to live in a nicer neighborhood to have to foot the bill for you to have a nicer neighborhood. Move to Scappoose.

2 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Churchill Ladd on 05/20/2015 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Who Represents You?

Why are these the only options? If the current system has problems, why switch to another system that is known to be broken? Why not consider options that don't have such problems like some form of proportional representation like most of the rest of the democratic world uses?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by guspasho on 05/20/2015 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Who Represents You?

It's still just pissing in the wind.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Churchill Ladd on 05/20/2015 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Hall Monitor

They can talk all they want, in public or in private, but none of the City's elected officials have a clue as to how to create wealth.

Posted by Churchill Ladd on 05/20/2015 at 1:27 PM

Re: “In Other News

Havvai'i used to have a pineapple industry, until the workers all demanded higher pay, so the farms all moved to The Philippines, and Havvai'i has returned to Third World, status.

Posted by Churchill Ladd on 05/20/2015 at 1:23 PM

Re: “In Other News

NOW you change the story, after the fact, about the victim of the police.

Posted by Churchill Ladd on 05/20/2015 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Letting Go Is the Hardest Part

A plan has to have financial backing. What's needed is for enough other supporting businesses to pony up the dough.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Churchill Ladd on 05/20/2015 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Who Represents You?

Three things:

Minor correction: PDX City Club report was in 1933 not 1932, and here's the report: http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/cgi/view…

Minor clarification: On residency, "impossible to enforce" is a bit strong there without context, so I'll provide it. Under the proposal it has no enforcement mechanism, and we all know trying to get our residency rules enforced through what is apparently the proper channels hasn't worked out for a certain person. A citizen enforcement mechanism could help here.

These early submissions for reform are part of the public input process as refiling is basically free. My point in giving commentary is not to be opposed to reform, but to improve the drafts and get better reform. I'm not sure that intent comes across in the article.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by sethwoolley on 05/20/2015 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Who Represents You?

It's really, just not worth the effort, but go ahead and knock yourself out. Why do you think they invented, Lake Oswego?

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Churchill Ladd on 05/20/2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “To the Island Go the Spoils

The Multnomah Indians, continue to be denied Ross Island, which is their ancestral burial grounds. One might well wonder about the history of West Hayden Island, as well? Perhaps there needs to be conducted an anthropological-archeological investigation?

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Panamaniac Dred on 05/15/2015 at 6:53 PM

Re: “To the Island Go the Spoils

So, the fish in the river will only be "mildly toxic", and eating them will only cause a "mild case" of liver cancer.

Wonderful.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jarhead on 05/15/2015 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Hall Monitor

Well, it don't matter to me cause I have a license to grill!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by PoliticsOregon on 05/15/2015 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Hall Monitor

Well, it don't matter to me cause I've got a license to grill!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by PoliticsOregon on 05/15/2015 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Liquor Shots

So, the problem is that in Oregon, the pro-union politicians are also the anti-gun politicians, and they're up against the anti-labor trade agreement on top of everything.

Which means, you get to pick a side: Either the employees don't have a right to unionize, or, they don't have a right to the same 2nd Amendment protections that other state and federal employees are granted. Have fun with that, voters.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Chris Gattman on 05/14/2015 at 2:45 PM

Re: “A Thirsty Company and a Hungry Town

Cascade Locks is Oregon's 2nd rainiest town?! Who the hell is Zimmerman trying to fool? Just about every town west of I-5 in Oregon is two, maybe even three times as rainy as Cascade Locks...

Posted by sixtwo on 05/13/2015 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Hall Monitor

Wow, since propane isn't the greenest of power sources, we should just ban anything having to do with it.
And since a train crashed back east killing people, we should ban all trains too.

6 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by frankieb on 05/13/2015 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Liquor Shots

That's just what we need, more inappropriately trained people carrying unnecessary guns. Ridiculous

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by stonerlogics on 05/13/2015 at 12:15 AM

Re: “A Thirsty Company and a Hungry Town

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5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by hammlecron on 05/12/2015 at 10:31 AM

Re: “A Thirsty Company and a Hungry Town

DO NOT TRUST NESTLE! They want to own the rights to ALL WATER on the planet, it is a stated goal of theirs. The owners do not believe that water is a basic human right and that they can better control it.
If they want to sell it then the community should find a way to pump and distribute the water themselves, the profits would be exponentially larger in the long run and it would remain in public hands

8 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Tyler Ray Lucas on 05/09/2015 at 7:55 AM

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