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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Common sense at City Hall

Once in a while, you actually see some:

Ty Kovatch, chief of staff to Commissioner Randy Leonard, said the existing rules encouraged car dealers to leave 122nd. But he said the dealerships are some of the best things going on the street dotted with strip clubs and pay-day lenders. "In the world of things we should be running out of 122nd, they aren't one of them," Kovatch said.
Hear, hear.

Comments (1)

Mr Kovatch is right, but I guess Tonkin's lobbying at City Hall is starting to work. The solution might be to make live/work spaces out of the stripclubs and payday joints. Sam, are you listening?

Posted by: Steve at August 16, 2006 07:38 AM

I may be in a minority here, but I don't really see much wrong with strip clubs...

What's that saying, again?

"Oregon - come for the fishing, stay for the strip clubs"

Posted by: Brian at August 16, 2006 08:20 AM

Yeah, shutting down the strip clubs wouldn't be too 'randy' of Randy...

Posted by: TKrueg at August 16, 2006 08:34 AM

If you look at the plan map you will see how everything East of 102 through Gresham is dedicated as Turd World.

Posted by: Abe at August 16, 2006 09:03 AM

One of the original sticking points with Tonkin was that their zoning required that they put in affordable housing units above any expansion. Wouldn't you just love to live above a Honda lube rack?

Posted by: Dave Lister at August 16, 2006 04:42 PM

Tonkin should have asked for the SoWhat deal: you talk about affordable housing, but only for laughs.

Posted by: Jack Bog at August 16, 2006 06:51 PM

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