Sad about Columbia County Commissioners Henry Heimuller and Margaret Magruder's decision to rezone quality farmland for industrial purposes.

It is a sad day in river city.

Two of three county commissioners voted to rezone a large parcel of agricultural land bordering the Columbia River to "light industry," defined in vague terms by the Port of St. Helens.

Despite citizen protests, and without addressing the issues, commissioners told us how much they loved farms but apparently they love oil money and trains even more.

Those of us who follow the Port know that plans for the land, located in a subduction zone, will not benefit the environment or the citizens of the county.

Time for a change!

Carroll Sweet


Envision Columbia County


Contract Publishing

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