Posts tagged ‘Silence Critics’

July 22, 2013

Updated: Gov. Inslee ‘Sneaking’ Into Town Again?

by lewwaters

Word is quietly spreading that Governor Jay Inslee is planing once again to slip into town, presumably avoiding those of us opposed to the CRC light rail project that he and others are now desperately trying to resurrect.

CRC Lobbyist

Word is that the ‘visit’ is meant to coincide with the Clark County Historical event on labor and a Union convention at the Hilton.

It has been heard that the unions in the convention are trying to organize a big “build that bridge” rally with out of state people coming in to help bring up the numbers.

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February 19, 2011

What Next at Council Meetings, Jack Booted Thugs?

by lewwaters

The ongoing efforts to silence citizen opposition to extending Portland, Oregon’s Loot Rail into Vancouver, Washington, part of an overly expensive planned project to replace the aging I-5 bridge between the 2 states, is being elevated to a new level, publicly berating citizen’s who exercise their first amendment rights to speak out in opposition.

Saturday’s Columbian contains a front page article, Mayor Leavitt ready to cut open mic at city council meetings featuring the names and photographs of those who have spoken out in opposition to Loot Rail and Tolls at past meetings, including how often they speak.

Previously mentioned HERE, the effort now seems centered around a plan to continue rewriting Guidelines for Citizen Communications, that has been “under review” for several months now and modify or do away with the portion still published that says, “Citizens Communications is the place on the agenda when the public is invited to speak for approximately three minutes about an issue of concern or interest not already scheduled for public hearing during the meeting, or otherwise addressed on the agenda.”

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