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Old 10-04-2010, 10:47 PM
Location: Portland, OR
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News story posted on MSNBC web site for Portland Area..
Sellwood Bridge panel takes public comment - Local News - Portland, OR - News - msnbc.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39505928 - broken link)

Sellwood bridge replacement work to start in 2012 BUT additional car registration fees for Multnomah residents to take effect on October 6, 2010?
Once a final plan is picked, construction on the new bridge will begin in July 2012, with completion expected in late 2014. A $19 annual fee assessed to Multnomah County residents to help pay for the bridge takes effect Wednesday.

The payments will be made as vehicle registrations are renewed.
They couldn't have waited until November 6th? AFTER the election?????

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Old 10-08-2010, 03:56 PM
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That's a choice piece. Sam Adams and Jeff Cogen have come up with a way to "find savings" to divert to the Milwaukie light rail project:

Portland Mayor Sam Adams and county chair, Jeff Cogen, are optimistic they can find savings in the $330 million Sellwood Bridge project.

Adams is betting on finding at least $40 million in savings – $20 million for the Sellwood Bridge, and $20 million for Portland-Milwaukie light rail.

But he’s committing the money now – before the savings have been found, because the feds need that, to put up their money.

Adams says if savings don’t materialize, it’ll come out of the city’s hide.

This from a guy who can't pay his own mortgage on a timely basis.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:09 PM
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Why would they wait until after the elections? They know that in Oregon all you need to win an election is a D by your name. There are too many sheeple here who blindly vote for one party, thus letting them get away with anything they want.
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