Perhaps the most interesting is a willful silence on the impacts of the proposed Third Bridge.
Over at N3B they point out that the City's got a misleading report on a subdivision and potential hazards to it.
At the last Council meeting, a citizen asked why a geological assessment wasn't done for the River Valley Subdivision. Apparently the prospect of a new 60-unit apartment complex next to existing single-family homes raised the question.
The landslide risk appears to be in a borderline, middle zone where reasonable people can disagree. (And perhaps a minor administrative mistake was made as well.)
Much more interesting is the final statement in the Staff Report, which is simply delicious with tart irony.
There is no reason to believe that there is any danger associated with the homes in the River Valley Subdivision.Well, this is plainly false!
On the map of the Salem Alternative, you can see how Hope Avenue, Marine Drive, and the bridge approach run right through the south edge and several homes of the "subject area" in the City Staff Report.
If the City honestly plans to build this thing, then they need to stop approving buildings that will need to be demolished. Not to do so is wasteful and callous.