Is the road just too bumpy and rutty? Looks like the third try means it will be paved...

DAVID F. ASHTON - This deeply-rutted section of S.E. Tenino Street certainly could benefit from paving, and that might be worth the estimated cost of $12,750 for it, to the individual property owners. After Errol Heights Local Improvement District (LID) polling ended in late May, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) reported that it garnered enough support to go ahead. The same idea had been rejected twice in the past.

On June 8, PBOT announced that Errol Heights property owners in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood had turned in 57 petitions supporting the LID – to pave, and put in other improvements – primarily along S.E. Tenino Street, between 45th and 52nd Avenues.

Waivered properties – properties with "waivers of remonstrance" attached, permitting owners to make improvements – were counted as automatic supporters of the LID. Those, plus non-waivered supporters, reached 62%; without including the wavered properties, the LID still had 48% approval.

"While this level of support sends a strong signal to City Council that the neighborhood is behind the project, more petitions are always better," wrote PBOT Project Manager Elizabeth Mahon in a release. "It's not too late for your support to be counted," she added.

The date for the LID Formation Hearing at Portland City Council is still pending, but will likely occur in August or September.

For more information, including how to testify in support of – or against – the LID, go online –

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