Posts tagged ‘Pushing Back’

February 12, 2013

Fed Up With Being Pushed Aside and Ignored, CRC Opponents File Lawsuit

by lewwaters

Tilted ScaleThe Columbia River Crossing project to extend Portland, Oregon’s financially troubled light rail a short distance into Clark County has long been a source of contention to county citizens and residents of the City of Vancouver.

Several times now efforts to give those citizens a vote on the project have been thwarted as promises made during campaigns of fighting for a citizen vote and efforts put forth by the citizens themselves have been neglected, discarded and voices in opposition marginalized by elected officials.

The latest effort saw a citizen petition rejected with the claim of being 32 signatures short of the required number after an excessive time spent verifying those signatures by the County Auditor’s office. Then end result was the claim of several duplicate signatures from voters who inadvertently signed more than once rejecting both the duplicate and the original signature along with some rejected due to the petition page not being dated properly.

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February 6, 2013

Vancouver Faces Lawsuit Over CRC, Legislators Step-Up Opposition: Corrected

by lewwaters

Light Rail HellEven though the announced “Clash of Titans” did not occur last evening, thanks to reminders by Mayor Tim ‘the Liar’ Leavitt who would not allow the efforts of citizens to place a petition on light rail, invalidated under fishy circumstances, on the ballot, such a Clash may yet occur in a courtroom.

As previously announced at CRC Petitioners Put City on Notice, CRC opponents have contacted Tim Eyman, known for advocating on behalf of citizens statewide and who called in constitutional attorney Stephen Pidgeon.

Attorney Pidgeon sent the city a “good faith offer” to void litigation over the questionable rejection of many signature on the petition.

Levitt’s actions scoffed at the offer resulting in Tim Eyman sending an email last evening to the Mayor and Council members informing them to expect a lawsuit due to their rejection of the good faith offer.

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