Monday, February 16, 2015

Portland light rail mafia news

Washington County is hurrying ahead with a commitment to spend money on light rail planning, possibly to blunt the impact of an initiative petition that could limit such spending.
That charge is being leveled by Tigard resident Tim Esau, the chief petitioner for a measure that would require a countywide vote before any significant amounts of money could be spent planning, designing or building high-capacity rail or bus facilities in the county.
Esau made his comments after learning that the Washington County Board of Commissioners is scheduled Feb. 17 to approve an intergovernmental agreement with Metro committing the county to spend $900,000 over the next two years on planning that includes possible light rail or high-capacity bus options.
"They are really scrambling to get their money in place," Esau said. "It's frustrating to see them just marching on with business as usual."
Full article:   Washington County payment for light-rail planning draws ire of Tigard petitioner

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