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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…
October 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…
October 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,…
October 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…
October 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…
October 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…
October 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…

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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…
Oct 16, 2014

Ballots, safety and governance

by John Kovash
Ballots are about to drop into your mailbox, and it’s time to make some decisions about governance as well as the safety of our children. West Linn is governed by a five-member council and two…
Oct 16, 2014

Jody Carson: Keep her vision and experience on the council

by Jim Mattis
Few have contributed more to West Linn than Jody Carson. For example: n Jody was a co-founder of the Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation and continues to give leadership in Lock Fest and other…
Oct 16, 2014

Governor's race offers poor choices

by Editorial board
Many Oregon voters, we suspect, are uninspired by their options in the gubernatorial race. We know we are. Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat running for an unprecedented fourth term, has not…
Oct 09, 2014

Vote for undesignated status for North Stafford Hamlet

by David Adams
I believe your interest, and the interests of the community, will best be served by voting for undesignated status for North Stafford Hamlet — that is, for all the Hamlet except the Borland…
Oct 09, 2014

Our chance to take back control

by Bob Stowell
We need a change. This is our opportunity to try and take back control of West Linn with Brenda Perry and Russ Axelrod running for seats on the council. I have lived here for 44 years. I was one…
Oct 09, 2014

Council, charter at odds when it comes to legal advice

by Teri Cummings
At the Sept. 30 West Linn Chamber of Commerce luncheon, City Council incumbent Mike Jones was asked to explain why he allows the city manager’s attorney to provide more than 97 percent of the…

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