West Linn's Opinions

July 30, 2015

City errs in leaning on violation of federal law

by Aaron Lohman
This letter is in response to the article titled, “Clearing the smoke,” published on July 2, 2015. As an attorney and lifelong resident of West Linn, I feel compelled to comment on the article’s…
July 30, 2015

City works to limit citizen input

by Alan Smith
I spent a lot of time lately trying to figure out how the land use process works with the City of West Linn’s administration, the codes and in practice. I have come to believe that the problem…
July 30, 2015

Readers' letters

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Respect the process that created Arch Bridge Plan The Arch Bridge committee spent months collecting West Linn citizen input and reworking ideas into the Arch Bridge Master Plan — a framework to…
July 30, 2015

Arch Bridge Plan has plenty of time for modifications

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
We are supportive of the Arch Bridge concept plan because it will bring people and businesses to West Linn and showcase the natural beauty of the area. Based on the overwhelming participation of…
July 23, 2015

Community comes together in summer

by Jenni Tan
Summer is one of my favorite seasons in West Linn — and not because of the weather or because there is no school. I love summer because that is when the city hosts a seemingly endless calendar…
July 23, 2015

Let's make pedestrians safe in WL

by Karen Wied
I could not help but see the new sign posted when entering Mary S. Young Park recently. Have you seen it? In bold letters it states, “WARNING (in red) Leash Law Strictly Enforced.” I don’t mind…
July 23, 2015

A summer of expectations

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Nobody likes a braggart. I began hearing about West Linn’s talent at putting on successful, amazing and popular events since my first day with The Tidings two months ago and of course, I didn’t…
July 16, 2015

Election highlights conflict between urban and suburban values

by Rebecca Adams
The recent May special election showed high voter turnout, high campaign spending, and a very high-stakes dilemma. At heart, I’d say the mayoral election was about the question of whose vision…
July 16, 2015

Readers' letters

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Arch Bridge development rears its head again I was at the Planning Commission meeting July 1 only to hear that the overbuilt, mono Arch Bridge Bolton Town Center Plan is still being considered.…
July 16, 2015

When stand-up comics go bad, it's not funny

by Mikel Kelly
Everybody was buzzing last week about the latest Bill Cosby news. Apparently, the now-77-year-old comedian admitted under oath back in 2005 that he bought Quaaludes to give to young women so he…

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Jul 09, 2015

Linked to jobs, affordable housing a winning issue

by Adam Davis
A hundred million dollars of state funds for affordable housing, something Oregon voters do not mention as one of the most important problems they want their local and state government officials…
Jul 09, 2015

Readers' letters

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Show your love for the Locks Because of my advocacy for getting our Willamette Falls Locks reopened, I’ve been granted the honor of being the Grand Marshal of the 2015 West Linn Old Time Fair…
Jul 02, 2015

TriMet tax hike won't be too painful

by Editorial Board
Business people don’t cheer wildly when TriMet talks about increasing taxes on their companies. However, in the case of a TriMet payroll tax hike now being contemplated, they at least can be…
Jul 02, 2015

Reader's letter

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Assistant City Attorney position does not assist anyone Name a city, besides West Linn, where the City Council lets an “assistant” attorney provide over 97 percent of their legal advice without…
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Jul 02, 2015

Don't let bullies push you out of your favorite spots

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Living in the bustling Portland Metro area has prompted me to consider many things I’ve rarely dwelt on before and this week it is the magic formula of designing vital and functional public…
Jun 25, 2015

Assembling a barbecue can be a character-building experience

by Mikel Kelly
I'm feeling pretty good about myself right now because last weekend I put a barbecue together. All by myself. First of all, I'm sure you're asking, “Kelly, why would you even TRY something that…
Jun 25, 2015

Be smart and keep safe this summer

by Pamplin Media Group
Summer may not officially begin until late June, but with school out and recent hot temperatures, it’s officially time for a safety reminder for those seeking fun in the sun, whether it be in…
Jun 25, 2015

Reader's letter

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Good to live in West Linn On June 10 at Mary S. Young Park a man had an apparent heart attack. He was pulling invasive weeds with others when he collapsed. Two nurses walking near by were on him…
Jun 18, 2015

Readers' letters

by The Tidings
What’s next for West Linn? I recently attended the Robinwood Neighborhood Association meeting where several residents from outside the neighborhood came to express their concern, frustration,…
Jun 18, 2015

Support change to road maintenance funding

by Stephen Bates
On November 4, 2003, the people of Clackamas County voted on Measure 3-115. This measure would allow Clackamas County to assess a new tax for Road and Street Maintenance. The people said “NO” by…




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