Letter: Support safe sidewalks, streets for Scappoose
Scappoose has been my home for several years. My husband and I moved here for a small-town experience and a safer place to live.
While we have loved living in the area, I am increasingly concerned with the increased traffic I have seen in the past few years. I know that others want to have the same quality of life as we do, but those services, like quality sidewalks and streets, cost money.
As a former 30-year trail runner and current avid hiker and cyclist, I am concerned with the eroding sidewalks in Scappoose. As our community grows, it is essential that pedestrians and families with children have safe areas to walk. Whether it is kids walking to school, seniors exercising for health or just getting outside, quality sidewalks are important for all of us.
Which is why I am supporting Measure 5-275, a fuel tax for the city of Scappoose that will pay for much-needed sidewalk and street infrastructure.
The real benefit is that 80% of the revenue raised will be with pass-through traffic, so that everyone can pay their fair share for the maintenance and improvement of our roads and sidewalks. With minimal financial impact on Scappoose residents, this measure is a win for all. With the tax being retired after 10 years, this is smart choice for our quality of life and safety of our citizens.
Please vote yes for Measure 5-275 and support Safe Sidewalks and Streets for Scappoose!
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