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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Charlotte feels "liberated"

The feeling is mutual.

Is there anything you would have done differently?

"I've been asked that question before, so I've thought about it quite a bit. The only thing I can think of is the work we did on Oak Grove on the tree ordinance."

Buh-bye.

Comments (9)

I guess this means she is actually physically leaving the office and admitting defeat?

That took long enough.

The outcome of the urban renewal vote and the light rail vote has inadvertantly (sic) made them less able to determine their future…

Really? The way I remember it the light rail vote carried no weight at all. You simply did what you wanted to do, despite what voters decided. Incorrectly, you believed the Portland way was the progressive way. A faux eco illusion so may other failed regional leaders have fallen for. The lesson learned is to remember when ideological dreams start getting in the way of common sense, it may be time to re-evaluate priorities.

may (sic) many

Teh Portland way is the progressive way. It's just that their progressive is regressive.

Good grief.
Lehan can't stop her public deceit even after being thrown out of office.

Oak Grove was mostly "unhappy and disgruntled" with the decades of neglect and what she and her cohorts were attempting to force up on their community.
Her commission and previous commissions were constantly doing the wrong things knowing full well the community did not want them.
Sound familiar Lake Oswego, Damascus, Gladstone, Canby, Clark County and elsewhere?

Lehan's cohorts forced unwanted light rail upon the county by scheming with stacked committees and politicians to prevent public votes and any self determination. All along the way they made no mention of what they were up to as they ran for election.
The scurrilous details were only covered here:
http://bojack.org/2012/09/clackistani_rebels_should_figh.html

Lehan's commission was going to force upon Oak Grove what they did not want and she had no intention of letting them vote on anything.

Lehan knew Oak Grove did not want light rail and her commission got an earful of rejection of Metro's Park Avenue Station and McLoughlin Plans they also did not want. Was Lehan going to allow any voting on those plans? NO WAY.
Lehan, Damon, Bernard and Lininger were going to impose those Metro plans upon Oak Grove with an Urban Renewal scheme to also pay for light rail. While lecturing them that it was all for their own good. The Urban Renewal Vote stopped them.
Throwing Damon and Lehan out of office also stopped the commission from buying/demolishing the Milwaukie Elks Lodge to build section 8 apartment bunker housing which the county would have quickly run down to public housing disrepair. That is what Lehan was pushing for Oak Grove.
And no where was there any sign of concerns for voting or self determination.

The outcome of bridge fee scam, urban renewal and the light rail vote should have clued her commission into reality but they chose to ignore the public every step of the way. Ending with commission sacrificing the general fund by borrowing $20 million to pay TriMet 4 days before the rail vote.
Lehan was all about prohibiting Oak Grove and the rest of the county from being able to determine their future. She was opposed to any public votes.

Even now the regime is trying to keep stacking the deck with appointments to JPACT and MPAC with people committed to Metro's agenda of forced plans.

Everything Lehan has advocated for doing involved things that prevented the self-determination she now pretends she wanted to provide.

According to a broad selection of businesses interacting with her over many years Lehan's incompetence, deceitfulness
and disruptive tactics were legendary.

Too bad there is no journalist capable of simply collecting what has been chronicled so well here and reporting what has happened.

Once again, thank you Bojack.

Throwing Damon and Lehan out of office also stopped the commission from buying/demolishing the Milwaukie Elks Lodge to build section 8 apartment bunker housing. . .

Great news. The community is fortunate to have saved this.

Dare we hope "hush, hush, sweet Charlotte"?

The outcome of the urban renewal vote and the light rail vote has inadvertantly (sic) made them less able to determine their future…

This sounds a bit like "You were given a choice and you threw it away, now you'll suffer for it..."

I hope this doesn't imply that totalitarianism is on the way.

Charlotte exhibits that arrogance so common today that elected officials know best. In the past we may have trusted our councilors, commissioners, mayors, etc. to make decisions for us, but these days, the decisions are more intrusive and controlling than in the past, and we rarely get to vote on big projects anymore. It was OK when all they did was fix streets, keep the water plant functioning, make sure garbage was picked up and maybe even put up a play structure in a park.

But things have gotten WAY out of hand. People like Charlotte and Judie Hammerstad who keep getting themselves on commissions and boards here and there need to be told, "You are finished. Time to go get a real life."




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