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No Time For Work... The Beavers are Playing...
The state continues to disobey the Constitution... and finds the game more important...
When you know that you are in violation of the State Constitution, and yet there is a Beaver football game about to be played, it is best to get to the game… Right? In the first video, time stamp 3min and 1:47min note the priorities.
Meanwhile the train seems to be leaving the station to make its way down the tracks for Initiative Petition - 4 (IP-4) as the Clackamas County Commissioners put a rubber stamp on things.
And ODOT continues to say that we can’t build our way out of congestion as they turn a blind eye to their own accomplishments. Got to listen to the podcast for that ditty…
Article 1 - At the recent Joint Committee on Transportation informational meeting, 9-29-23, the Highway Cost Allocation Study (HCAS) was presented. According to the Committee this study was due last January, got to the Committee in June with no time before the legislative closure, and is just now being present to the Committee.
The HCAS is extremely detailed and informative while the meeting is revealing and telling of how our legislature works in real time. Truly worth your time.
Article 2 - The Clackamas County Commissioners voted to support IP-4. This is the initiative gathering signatures in order to get tolling approval into the hands of the voters.
The KGW video provides a wrap-up of that portion of the meeting from 10-10-23
Article 3 - In this Joint Committee On Transportation Special Subcommittee On Transportation from 9-27-23,, and YES… this is the name of the committee set-up from Governor Kotek’s tolling pause… there are a few notable items.
Brendon Finn states 2 times, at 1:18 and 1:45, that you can’t build your way out of congestion. You might want to listen to the podcast from this week to understand the falsehood in those continued comments from ODOT.
Also in the 1:56 mark note that one of the tolling alternatives, a Road Usage Charge or VMT, will be looked at in 6 months to a year. And yet we were told they were looking at alternatives to tolling now…