Archive for June 28th, 2011

June 28, 2011

Pat Campbell and The Gagging Maggot

by lewwaters

I always feel honored for any of our elected officials to stop by and leave a comment on the blog. Even if it is from one in disagreement with me, I still feel honored that they take the time to engage me or otherwise offer their wit and wisdom for all to see.

Such is the case with Vancouver City Council Member Pat Campbell who left a comment on my post, What will Happen if Citizens Vote Down Light Rail Maintenance Funding? Perhaps he did so because I credit fellow Council Member Jeanne Stewart with being the lone Council Member standing up for voters & taxpayers is granting us the privilege of voting whether or not we wish to accept another tax increase to fund light rail maintenance and operations.

Apparently, Pat disagrees as he stated,

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June 28, 2011

What will Happen if Citizens Vote Down Light Rail Maintenance Funding?

by lewwaters

Citizens being promised a vote on bringing Portland, Oregon’s light rail a short distance into Vancouver, Washington has been an ongoing controversy for years. Citizens were promised a vote on whether or not they were willing to pay an increased sales tax to fund operation and maintenance. Promises of a vote have been broken and the project is moving ahead.

One council member, Jeanne Stewart speaks out on the broken promise.

The rest seem to approve of a citizen vote being denied.

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June 28, 2011

Food Stamps To Pay I-5 Bridge Tolls?

by lewwaters

A brief exchange between Columbia River Crossing Environmental Manager Heather Wills and city council member Jeanne Harris on the use of Food Stamps (EBT Cards) to pay for tolls crossing the new & improved I-5 Bridge once constructed.

Hasn’t the state been complaining about Food Stamps being used for purchases other than food for some time now?