How You Can Get Involved...
SB933, SJC19 and the IP-4 petition all need your foot on the gas...
For 5 months we have brought you the latest and deepest news about tolling. We continue to bring both sides but, today, want to suggest ways in which you can get involved.
Constructive critiques along with supportive comments need to be made to our Legislators… depending on whom you are calling and/or writing. This week we are giving you links to all of the Senate and House members so that you can email and call them with your “give” and your “ask”. Give your take on tolling and then Ask them to consider voting in a certain manner. Do this for SB933, SJC19 and sign IP-4.
Our voices matter and it is time to let them be heard.
In our “Expert Commentaries”, in our Title Page Header, you will find PAC/WEST Lobby Group’s packet. This is the lobby group in support of SB 933 submitted last week. Do note that the latest information in Expert Commentaries is at the bottom of that page.
Article 1 - This is a link to the Senators and House members of Oregon. Click on the link and, once the map loads, zoom into your home (District) location. Click on your District and your respective Senators and House members, with their email and phone numbers, will appear on the left-hand side. Please note… you will have to clear the search, at the top of the map, if you accidentally clicked on the wrong District.
From there it is in your court. Silence and anger will get you no-where. Be respectful and to the point, not long winded or wordie. Let them know how you desire them to vote on the House Bills and then find where you can sign the IP-4 petition and sign it.
Article 2 - Where and how ODOT spends their money is always high on the list for the general public. So we thought understanding how Gantry’s work, to save you money, might be appropriate.
Electronic Gantry’s save us money because there are no attendants to pay. And no, we have not been able to establish how much this cost saving device might be but it appears to be in the $500k to $1 million range.
And… for those of us that enjoy digging… click the “For more information…” link at the bottom of the article for a plethora of data.
Article 3 - Pamplin Media weighs in with their thoughts of SB 933. This Bill, submitted by Senator Meeks and 9 others, has a lot of peripheral support from the people but Pamplin raises the question of what the Governor will do if the bill gets to her.
They also have a suggestion that seems to be gaining momentum as well.
Your guide to all Oregon Senators and House members
Toll Gantry's... Do read the "In Short" above