For the most part, not a bridge too far
"When Deborah took office, the (Sellwood Bridge) project had languished for years, with only $11 million in funds. With her leadership the remaining funding was secured that got the project moving forward."
In the CRC project area, not on the bridge.
"More than 400 car crashes occur each year on the current, congested Columbia River Bridge."
11 percent more traffic
Says, "I-205, six miles of which runs through my district, already carries more traffic than I-5."
Interstate agreement calls for costs to be split 50-50
Says "If Oregon’s Legislature simply authorizes $450 million for the CRC, it will … leave Oregon holding the bag for a great deal more cost responsibility."
Carrying capacity is not the same as actual ridership
"Without Westside MAX, we’d need to add 2.9 lanes to the Sunset Highway."
Sweeping breaks for developers and retailers
Says "I don’t agree with Mr. Hales that we should give a sweeping break to the developers to allow them to build that infill housing without paying for those very basics."
The law is clear
Say that under state law, "systems development charges can only be spent on capital investment."
How do you define the Pearl?
Twenty percent of housing in Portland’s Pearl District is ‘affordable.’
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