We got transferred to California for seven years and I was so glad to get back to God's country. I can't believe that Gresham accepted Wal-Mart's new store. Powell is so congested now that it is narrowed, that cars backed up from 182nd Avenue to Eastman Parkway. Pure gridlock! Then add Wal-Mart traffic to this, and we will be worse than California.

Whoever granted this should purchase a house on 182nd Avenue to see how they have ruined Gresham. They should have to put up with the noisy trucks, traffic and crime. How a few speed bumps and bushes along Springwater Trail can make it right is ridiculous. It is so sad Gresham is getting so congested and not listening to the people.

JoAnn Tierney