Saturday, January 25, 2014

The revolution is real

As Tigard residents ponder a charter amendment, it would be worth reassessing what Portland means to its suburbs: in jobs, in commerce, in amenities. Metro and TriMet, meanwhile, should take stock of the situation and view it not as a local dust-up but as symptomatic of something greater. Only representative democracy is at stake. If Clackamas County and Clark County are in a twist over light rail, and now some folks in Tigard can't find satisfaction in more than 100 public meetings, then what's missing in the message?

Anti-rail measure signals challenge in region's governance: Editorial Agenda 2014 |

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