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Year: 2014

  • Arch bridge planning is truly a public process

    Arch bridge planning is truly a public process

    Over the course of 2014, the city has been working on a plan to revitalize and showcase the area near the arch bridge and the Willamette Falls. Currently a landscape of parking lots, oddly angled street corners and masked views of the river, we now have a chance to have a new vision and revitalize…

  • Keep West Linn Strong

    Keep West Linn Strong

    As we enter election season, there are many decisions that we will have to make. Our city has the opportunity to keep the strong forward momentum of this council moving forward for the foreseeable future. I am pleased that two of our councilors, Jody Carson and Mike Jones, have decided to run again for their…

  • West Linn Old Time Fair 2014

    West Linn Old Time Fair 2014

    The West Linn Old Time Fair was a great success for 2014.  Thousands of attendees watched the parade, rode the rides, attended the events, and enjoyed all the wonderful food vendors.  Here are some of the sights and sounds. Post by Thomas Frank. Drop by the @WLPDNews booth at the Old Time #fair #WestLinn take…

  • Behind Oregon City’s Hidden Tax on West Linn Residents

    Behind Oregon City’s Hidden Tax on West Linn Residents

    The city of Oregon City wants to charge the Tri City Service District (of which West Linn is a partner) and South Fork Water Board (of which West Linn is a co-owner) a tax hidden in the form of a franchise fee. I would like to describe why the West Linn City Council is opposing…

  • Lake Oswego Amateur Radio Emergency Services Field Day 2014

    Lake Oswego Amateur Radio Emergency Services Field Day 2014

    The Lake Oswego Amateur Radio Emergency Service held a field day at Marylhurst Heights Park for 24 continuous hours on June 28th.  The park was transformed with wire antennas, batteries, solar cells, and radios.  This marathon drill was to simulate a catastrophic disaster that would render traditional communications (land lines, cell phones, internet, emergency dispatch) crippled.  These amateur…

  • West Linn Old Fashioned Fair Court

    West Linn Old Fashioned Fair Court

    Presentations were made from the West Linn Old Fashioned Fair Court to the West Linn Rotary. The princesses shared their community service projects with us. A very impressive and inspiring court indeed!  

  • City needs ‘economic SWAT team’

    City needs ‘economic SWAT team’

    Published in the West Linn Tidings and Oregonian: On June 2, the West Linn City Council approved the regulatory streamlining project. This project lays the groundwork for solid economic development in West Linn. There are several significant changes in this project that will help grow businesses in the city. West Linn is a vibrant community…

  • Reynolds High School

    Reynolds High School

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the students, parents, staff and all first responders at Reynolds High School. These senseless acts of violence should never occur and our children should always feel safe going to school.

  • Regulatory Streamlining Comments

    Regulatory Streamlining Comments

    On June 2, the West Linn Council approved the regulatory streamlining project.  This project is one of the foundational pieces to lay the groundwork for solid economic development in West Linn. About West Linn: We are a vibrant community that wants commercial options.   Within today’s code, we have burdened applicants with unnecessary requirements, applications,…

  • Gateway to the Globe

    Gateway to the Globe

    On Monday, April 21 Councilor Tan and I attended the Port of Portland’s annual report to the community.  The keynote was named “Gateway to the Globe” and it did show the vast reach of the Port’s businesses.  Here are the highlights from Bill Wyatt’s remarks. Gateway to the Globe        Bill Wyatt Introductory…