"You need to get over the notion that light rail is a socialist scheme to undermine family values," Potiowsky quipped to the more than 400 members of Clark County's business and political establishment at the event.
Dropping over from Portland to a different political culture on the
north shore, Potiowsky was looking for a reaction. He got only mild
applause. While many in this crowd would agree that light rail is not a
"socialist scheme," there was no enthusiastic embrace of a project that
has come to symbolize much more than a mode of transportation.
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