West Linn's Opinions

August 27, 2015

Readers' letters

by The Tidings
Jordan’s departure a loss for city I was sad to learn of the resignation of our city manager, Chris Jordan. Jordan is a well-educated, experienced and effective city manager. West Linn was lucky…
Frank
August 27, 2015

West Linn's trophy shelf is filling up

by Thomas Frank
We all know what a great place West Linn is to live, play and raise families. But now the word about our idyllic town is spreading. It seems like each month West Linn has made a new list of top…
Parrish
August 27, 2015

Legislature needs to plug budget holes it created

by Julie Parrish
The 78th Oregon Legislature recently finished a six-month session. I’m proud of the work we accomplished passing bills for affordable housing, domestic violence prevention, and education. But I…
August 27, 2015

Correction

by The Tidings
In a Aug. 20 Tidings editorial titled “Show up and be heard West Linn,” election results for the May mayoral race were incorrect. Mayor Russ Axelrod had 55 percent of the vote and his…
August 20, 2015

What is the role of a community newspaper?

by Dede Montgomery
My dad was the editor of a daily small town newspaper in the early 1970s — so many years ago. Before online papers — no social media analytics to prove value, or reader comments posted…
August 20, 2015

Show up and be heard West Linn

by Pugmire Hole, Leslie
When West Linn Mayor Russ Axelrod was campaigning for a seat on the city council in 2014, this newspaper quoted him as saying “There’s too much dysfunction right now, too much negativity.” At…
August 20, 2015

Letters to the Editor

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
This election matters In November we will elect our next city councilor. I am voting for Bob Martin. He is the only candidate who has the necessary experience on the Planning Commission and…
August 13, 2015

Readers' Letters

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
Oppenlander not accessible to all Parking for anyone wishing to enjoy a game at Oppenlander Field on Rosemont Road is difficult. For a person using a wheelchair or scooter, it is often…
PORTLAND TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - The urban growth boundary determines where new development cvan occu. If the Metro Council is not going to expand the UGB this year, it needs to speed up the next review and do a better job of engaging all stakeholders.
August 13, 2015

Reality needed in growth decisions

by Editorial board
The perennial question of whether the Portland area should grow outward or inward is back before the Metro Council, which is required to decide whether the urban growth boundary is sufficiently…
August 06, 2015

We are not your mother

by Tidings Editorial Board
Ding! Ding! Ding! Hear that bell? That's the sound of the beginning of a new election season in West Linn, a time when normally sane, gracious citizens take the gloves off and come out swinging.…

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Aug 06, 2015

Readers' Letters

by The Tidings
Leaders step up when not stepped on The recent controversy over the Arch Bridge Development Project Plan causes me to reflect on the level of leadership, decorum, practice and vision we have in…
Aug 06, 2015

Take a responsible approach to Arch Bridge Area planning

by Brenda Perry
Regrettably, recent communications from Council President Frank and Councilor Tan regarding the Arch Bridge project continue to be misleading and do not acknowledge the concerns of many in the…
Aug 06, 2015

West Linn needs to continue to plan

by Jim Mattis
Many citizens and planning professionals have contributed energy and ideas for redevelopment of West Linn’s Arch Bridge Area where the city had its beginnings. As is evident from just a casual…
Mikel Kelly
Aug 06, 2015

The summer of 1958, when life was simple - yet awesome

by Mikel Kelly
I know we’ve already had something like 85 days this year that were 90 degrees or above, but to this native Oregonian, summer is only just now really getting here. There are many reasons we…
Aug 06, 2015

Work together on plan for Arch Bridge area

by Alma Coston
There are few cities that ever have the opportunity West Linn has, to create a new Concept/Heart/Centerpiece for our town with the help of a grant. It could be in a prime location — one that has…
Jul 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…
Jul 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…
Jul 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…
Jul 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…
Jul 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…



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