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Fellow member of Oregon City Commission says chair of Urban Renewal Commission brings proven leadership

I wish to express my strong support for Frank O'Donnell in his campaign for reelection to the Oregon City Commission. Frank possesses an

extensive background in business, engineering

and problem solving. His education and knowledge enable him to process highly technical information and make sound common sense decisions for our city.

Frank supported economic-development programs that brought COVID-19 relief to our business owners right here in Oregon City and has been a vigorous advocate for both citizens and business owners. When he believes local government has misapplied local rules or codes against homeowners or local businesses, he has never been reluctant in calling it out.

As commission president, Frank created a welcoming atmosphere for all citizens to participate. In addition, he supports the effort to strengthen our existing neighborhood associations and rebuild the ones we have lost.

Rocky Smith Jr.As the chair of the Urban Renewal Commission, Frank initiated and led the discussion of the vote to pay off over $500,000 in urban-renewal debt.

Frank was instrumental in the city's acquiring of the Fir Street property. This allowed for combining and centralizing Public Works and Parks Department services and allowed for the continued discussion about what to do with the Waterboard Park property.

Frank frequently steps up to help lead and even facilitate tough conversations, such as discussions regarding the decision to censure, investigate and ultimately take a no-confidence vote of our mayor.

Our four current city commissioners have a strong and diverse representation on the commission. During these uncertain and difficult times, we desperately need the continued leadership, stability and proven performance that Frank O'Donnell brings to our current city commission.

Please join with me in voting to reelect Frank O'Donnell.

Rocky Smith Jr. is a member of the Oregon City Commission, elected in 2018 after serving previous terms as a commissioner from 2009-16.


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