the whole saga here. A weak compromise was forged on paper, but the effective outcome was to keep a path connection theoretical.)
Though this is a disappointing footnote, however interesting it is from our transportation interests, it is not the important part here.
The more important thing to celebrate is not only his life as he lived it with whom he loved and who loved him, but also to celebrate smaller scale developers who work the difficult seam between neighbors who often don't want change, and the real possibilities in small scale redevelopment and urban vibrancy. That whole "missing middle" thing. Salem needs more of this and people like him. Hopefully more will also come out about his projects around town. His wife Pat was a long time teacher of Spanish, and they had pretty deep roots into the community here.
|Frankie and George Bell|
(Lewis & Clark Library)
His wife Frankie, an institution at the Capitol herself, you may recall from a profile written by Kelly Brown a few years back.
His son has a nice eulogy on the blog and Bell himself wrote a short summation earlier this fall.
Even if you don't know them and do not grieve personally, both Bell and Moss represent a type of civic-minded personality and almost certainly deserve more recognition than they get.
Condolences to family and friends.