Monday, May 13, 2013

Seven Neighborhoods say No; Five More this Week Can Join!

In today's paper the lead on the City Council preview is that six neighborhood associations are on record opposing a giant bridge and highway.  A seventh was just added.

Front page news
This week several more neighborhood associations meet. While the bridge and highway is not on the agenda for most of them, it's not too late to attend your neighborhood association and solicit a vote on the no third bridge resolution or something similar!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
SEMCA - South East Mill Creek Association
10:00 a.m.
Sundial Mobile Home Park - Hall
2310 Lancaster Drive SE

NOLA - North Lancaster Neighborhood Association 6:30 p.m.
Oak Park Community Church of God
(Youth Center in the back)
2990 Lancaster Drive NE

7:00 p.m.
Hee Hee Illahee RV Park
4751 Astoria St NE - clubhouse
The third bridge is on the agenda, so be sure to attend!

Wednesday, May 15th
7:00 p.m.
Pringle Creek Community Painters Hall
3911 Village Center Drive SE

Saturday, May 18, 2013
3:00 p.m.
Sunnyslope Park
1800 Matthews Street S

Not sure about your neighborhood association?  Check the City's guide here.  Links to agenda and minutes are here.

For more on the River Crossing / Third Bridge see a summary critique and all breakfast blog notes tagged River Crossing. The No Third Bridge advocates also have lots of useful information and are organizing speakers at City Council tonight.
A footnote:

It's great to see the discussion on the front page, but right at the top, even before the article, you can see some of the cost of the Statesman's intermittent rather than in-depth attention to the matter.

The image on the right is labeled "4D" - but it is clearly "Alternative 3 – New Bridge from Hope to Tryon"!


Curt said...

The city's mini website on the SRC at one time stated to goal of the project was to "select an alternative that had broad community support". The goal has been removed from the site.

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Interesting! Nice catch.

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

At Monday night's meeting CAN-DO joined the other seven in opposition, so that's eight total.