Archive for October 11th, 2011

October 11, 2011

City Council Slights County on Biomass Plant, But Expects Forgiveness of $4.4 Million Debt

by lewwaters

I can’t say that I’m a fan of building a Biomass Power Plant west of downtown Vancouver, but watching this scenario unfold is almost comical.

At Mondays City Council meeting, Leavitt and the council passed a 6-momth moratorium “on development in the downtown zone where the county and its private partner, Schneider Electric, want to locate a biomass electricity generating plant.”

The moratorium caught everybody by surprise as it is the first anybody had heard of it in the back and forth over the county wanting to build the plant in Vancouver and city officials opposing it. Such a move effectively shuts down the idea of the plant.

Leavitt is quoted, “It’s my understanding that our city center vision is to transition away from industrial uses.”

Strangely enough, Tuesday evening we read, Vancouver wants county to forgive $4.4 million Hilton debt.

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October 11, 2011

Part-Time Occupiers to Descend on Vancouver, Washington

by lewwaters

I guess better late than never, an “Occupy Vancouver” event is planned to be held in Esther Short Park this Saturday, October 15, 2011. Unlike other “Occupations” around the country, supposedly showing their disdain for something, passing out free condoms, not bathing and being a general nuisance, “Occupy Vancouver” is slated to be held from noon to 3PM.

The facebook page for this part-time protest states,

“Join together with your fellow citizens to show this nation that we are aware of the injustices, and that we will peacefully assemble in solidarity with the International Day of Occupation on October 15th.”

“This is NOT a movement against authority, this is NOT a movement against police, this IS a peaceful movement of awareness!”

“Thanks for your support! Come voice your ideas, we have three proposed general assembly meetings over the coming days to talk about the event next weekend, and to listen to the public before the event. Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th, both at 2pm at Esther Short Park near the center band-shell. And also, Wednesday the 12th at 6pm, same location.”

Apparently they already started their occupation and since we all missed it, they plan to do it again.

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October 11, 2011

Meet & Greet for Shahram Hadian, Tuesday October 18

by lewwaters

Shahram Haidian, hoping to be Washington States next governor, has scheduled a Meet & Greet for Tuesday Evening, October 18, 2011.

I hope as many as can will attend and let’s hear what he is for to ensure we choose the best possible candidate for our next governor.

Time Tuesday, October 18 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location US Digital
1400 Northeast 136th Avenue
Vancouver, Washington

More Info Come and meet Shahram Hadian, Candidate for Washington State Governor!

“Our state and nation are in moral, economic, and national security crisis and now is the time for Courageous Leadership.” –Shahram Hadian

Hadian for Governor

Hadian is an unknown for us in Clark County and the parties have already lined up behind Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee as the choices they are giving us.

We owe to ourselves to meet and listen to what other candidates stand for and then determine who we want, not who the major parties say we will have.

October 11, 2011

Tea Party vs Occupy

by lewwaters

H/T The Blaze