|the agenda and packet|
- HB 2020 on establishing a Carbon Policy Office
- HB 2974 on a proposed Bridge District
- SB 451 on renewable energy certificates for our garbage incinerator (Wait, Fahrenheit 451?! That's a coincidence, I guess.)
On the Rep. Evans Bridge District idea, one item especially in the analysis might give us pause. It seems to suggest that it's not at all out of the question that the District might try to site a bridge in Salem again.
|This makes it sound like the Bridge District concept|
is an attempt to revive the SRC with the same bridge
But this note makes it look more like it might be a bad-faith end-run around City Council's decision on the SRC.
Between the problems of property tax compression, the fact that any new bridge will induce traffic and add to greenhouse gas emissions, and adding another layer of regional government or governmental entity - all these together suggest the Bridge District idea should be approached very cautiously and critically.