Rosenthal: A 'thank you' to Larry Ericksen
A while back, our current president of the Port of Columbia County, Larry Ericksen, told me that he had four goals at the Port. These included improving public access to Port properties, stimulating economic development, facilitating better transparency at the Port, and suspending the Port property tax levy on every private property owner in the Port district.
Larry has done some great things for our county, including fulfilling most of these goals. Recently, Larry has just accomplished something that no politician in Columbia County has ever done — he pushed through the suspension of the Port property tax levy for this November's tax statement. I don't know of any other politician in Columbia County who has reduced our tax burden and fulfilled all of their campaign promises.
I thank Larry for doing what he can to help all of us and I hope you will too.
Brian Rosenthal, Scappoose
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