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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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The governor of Washington has named a new transportation chief, and she's from Clackistan. Her resume includes "strategic planning manager for TriMet." Yikes! Whatever the strategy was, it's been an unmitigated disaster.

Comments (18)

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The key word to watch here is "strategic".

No, the key words are "and she's from Clackistan." She isn't here any more. Phwew.

Peterson has a history of engineering unpopular political outcomes on regional transportation projects and leaving just before the political the political backlash hits. She just helped the CRC project through its toughest hurdle, now she's off to "help" another state finish it.

In Clackamas, Peterson was the County Commission Chair that brokered the PMLR deal with TriMet in the first place. It was all her doing; she sold the other commissioners on volunteering to pay $25million for a project that she knew the voters opposed. Then she had the audacity to stick her county for paying the tab on the Sellwood Br.

As more and more Clackamas citizens began to show up to meetings voicing their disapproval, she tried to pass speech codes to silence them. When it started to reach a boiling point, Peterson took the job as Kitzhaber's sustainability guru. She left Clackamas while the nascent Clackastani movement was still gathering signatures on the Sellwood bridge fee referendum and the urban renewal initiative.

If she had remained as chair she would have been steamrolled even worse than Lehan.

When the new Clackamas BCC held a meeting to consider opposing the CRC about two weeks ago, Chair Ludlow personally invited Peterson to testify. She declined.

BTW, thinking of Urban Planning and the money they burn:

Think this might have anything to do with the push for a Convention Center Hotel?

So THAT'S who did such a good job "strategic planning" that "TriMet general manager warns of 70 percent service cuts by 2025..."?

Oregonian 2/13/13 by Joseph Rose:

Nothing succeeds in government like failure.

Dear god, same old tired ideas and tired old govt employees. I mean there's got to be something besides recycling these people - Especially when you consider how well MCCaig did on the CRC.

When we will ever get a new idea in this (or WA) state?

“She earned a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin and two Master’s degrees from Portland State University in civil and environmental engineering and urban and regional planning.”
The PSU government controlled indoctrination degrees say it all.

Oh how funny this is.
It's like a lampooning joke over beers yet it's real.

Inviting Peterson to come help with transportation that has been messed up by the current team is like asking a crack head to come replace a meth head.
Or something like that?

As a Metro traffic analyst Peterson cooked traffic counts and forecasts to support the pre-determined preferred alternatives.

I think I remeber seeing her work on the WES, Sellwood bridge, McLoughlin/PMLR and the Lake Oswego Streetcar plans which were beaten to death by her own neighbors.

As a politician she was the worst. A heavy handed tyrant who hired and appointed comrades and did not tolerate any dissent.

Her shadow government conniving ways have
been legendary. She has no boundaries at all.

Next stop the US secretary of transportation?

Hey Neil Goldschmidt had that job.

The Gov of Washington must be too stupid to do any background checks on new hires. Peterson is hated by most everyone she has ever worked with and there is a long list of complete failures strung out behind her. The good news is that she isn't in Oregon anymore.

Memo to Washington: You're better than Oregon. Do you really want to lower your standards?

There's a reason that:

1. Washington has more residents,

2. Washington has more major businesses,

3. Washington has a lower unemployment rate,

4. Washington has higher per-capita income,

5. Washington has (MUCH!) higher per-capita economic output


The good news is that she isn't in Oregon anymore.

Not so sure about that. After reading the above comments, and what just took place down at Salem, I think it far better to have kept her in Oregon. What they need now to complete that CRC bridge is for Washington to come through on the $$ and agreement!

TheInsideScoop:She just helped the CRC project through its toughest hurdle, now she's off to "help" another state finish it.

I guess also needed is a "go" from the Coast Guard . . . and those "yummy" federal dollars for the project.

These people salivating for this so badly in my opinion need to grow up. This is not a monopoly game anymore, dollars are scarce and there are future generations who will pay, for heaven's sake, think of them. If this is needed, let those who will have to pay decide.

Next thing they will put parking meters everywhere possible and tolls everywhere possible to pay for this. This is a pipe dream for some and a nightmare for those who will have to pay. Eventually People will be so restricted financially and have to sit in their little units and behave accordingly.

"dollars are scarce and there are future generations who will pay, for heaven's sake, think of them. If this is needed, let those who will have to pay decide."

We're all gonna pay BIG time before this lunacy corrects itself. NO ONE will escape unscathed. Present or future generations...the math doesn't work. The wake up call/turn is coming in the fall of 2015. Remember that, and prepare now for the fallout.

You have about 2.5 yrs to get your affairs in order before the Autumn season of 2015. After that, extremely hard times will be upon ALL of us globally.

Why? That's what the math says...

BB: After that, extremely hard times will be upon ALL of us globally.

Why? That's what the math says...
JK: details please. Evidence & calculations.


Agree that present and future generations will pay. We are in the present should have some say, but so much has gotten out of hand/control that it seems overwhelming. Future generations have no say at all.
Mario Savio Quote:
“There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all.”

“There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—"

The size of government has perhaps passed the tipping point, especially if one includes the people who make their living from government contracts. Government hacks like Lynn Peterson are more interested in their own ideas than the people who have to live with their consequences.

Despite what these folks may think, the ONLY place government gets its money is from successful (private) businesses. When publicly-funded projects and the government itself become the only game(s) left, then the timing isn't important, but what BB said will come true. Our government flunkies have forgotten their primary purpose. It isn't to control us according to their fears, it's to help us accomplish our dreams, sometimes by getting out of the way. Let's take their allowance away so people like Lynn can't do a lot of damage.

Don't forget the Washington legislature passed a law in 2008 setting a target for a 50 percent reduction in statewide per capita driving by 2050. That's quite ambitious compared with Oregon's goal of a 10 percent reduction only in major metropolitan areas.

So obviously Washington needs someone like Peterson to meet the target. This doesn't mean that any of the coercive programs she will promote will actually come close to reaching that target, but Oregon's gain is Washington's loss.

was very happy to see her slink away from LakaShwego and even happier to see her poised to ply her "expertise" on the fools who forgot to ask me about her


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