Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Saturday, March 26, 2011

OUR TAXES GOING TO MAKE RICH DEVELOPERS EVEN RICHER...AMERIKA

Yet the project is unlike any in the United States, in both price and ambition, to link a big city and suburb by streetcar. As Portland and Lake Oswego leaders prepare to endorse the project, it remains steeped in unanswered questions: Does privileged Lake Oswego need a streetcar line to Portland? Should a publicly funded transit project be so closely tied to benefiting developers?

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/03/lake_oswego_streetcar_project.html 

3 comments:

Ross Wrede said...

And isn't TriMet Board member Tiffany Sweitzer, the step daughter of developer Homer Williams? They have been trying to redevelop the Foothills area of Lake Owsego for over 20 years. Why not have a huge public investment of a unneeded streetcar line to further pad a developers pockets?

Al M said...

And isn't TriMet Board member Tiffany Sweitzer, the step daughter of developer Homer Williams?

WOW! I didn't know that!

J said...

Ross is right. On top of that, she's also the president of HOYT, Portland's largest developer.

Nope, no conflict of interest here, none at all.