Letters to the Editor
Cummings needs to move on
I'm writing this letter in response to Councilor Teri Cummings op-ed letter dated Dec. 5, 2019. It is apparent to me that the councilor doesn't understand that "NO MEANS NO". In her letter, she suggests that the voters of West Linn do not understand the issues and are easily confused regarding our charter and her proposed amendments. I and many other voters (the majority) take personal offense to her inference. Cummings has wasted our precious tax dollars and staff time deliberating this issue to its final death. It is time for Councilor Cummings to move on with governing our city and ALL its citizens. Again, this is a reminder that the city is greater than the handful of residents she has chosen to represent!
In support of neighborhood associations
Greetings to all the neighborhood associations in West Linn! I trust your Thanksgiving was pleasant and your holiday seasion a blessed one.
Mine was wonderful, in spite of the most distrubing and undermining chaotic Parker Crest Neighborhood Association recent two meetings and the articles in the Tidings and the lack of the last 10 years of inactivity by Bill Relyea's self-proclaimed president status.
On the Nov. 20, 2019, meeeting I prevailed over the challenges overwhelmingly to be elected president, thus to lead PCNA forward. A motion was staged by PCNA resident Brigitte Howley and seconded by Michael Ray to futher continue in electing the rest of needed NA officers at a later date, to fill ht the renewed board of city's NA and also, to give time for a better attendance from residents. One needs to be present to be elected.
Because neighborhood associations were and still are a city governance component and not under elected council's jurisdiction, we PCNA members will and shall respect deomocracy and accept this tenet (precept) in as much that the City Councilors area component body of city governance and they change guards. Where as a city manager is the CEO of governance.
Therefore a tenative PCNA meeting date will be scheduled for January 2020. Notification will be mailed to all residents within this city's precinct.
Meanwhile, anyone is welcome to call me at 503-723-0101 or visit me one-on-one. Together neighbors we will promote a healthy, friendly neighborhood as it was the first decade of the 2000s and make an example for West Linn in good fellowship.
I believe we all have great ideas to share. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know you all, although you might already know me as your Fourth of July event organizer/owner.
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