Residents of Lake Oswego, a wealthy suburb of Portland (genuflect when you say that), have organized a non-profit group to oppose a proposed streetcar extension to their neighborhood. Calling it a "flawed project" that they "don't need" and "can't afford," the group hired high-powered lawyers and lobbyists to fight Portland's (bow when you say that) transit agency. One of the organizers is the wife of disgraced former RINO senator Bob Packwood.
"It just doesn’t make sense to buy a $360 million transit project that puts Lake Oswego taxpayers at risk. Not when our schools and other priorities are suffering from continuous budget cuts. Because of budget constraints, we are cutting real services that we need right now. Schools all around us are cutting days because they are running out of funding.Sound familiar?
Our town has other priorities:
We can’t allow our schools and community to suffer further to buy a $360 million dollar transit project we don’t need."
- Water and sewer projects.
- Paying for the West End Building.
- Library and public safety needs.
- Finding funds for road repair and parks maintenance.