July 21, 2021

Keeping Our Residents Out of Poverty

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As the council considers what direction to take the city on a number of issues, I think that potential impacts on our most vulnerable residents must be taken into consideration. For example, transportation policy at all levels of government has been aimed at getting people out of their cars and onto public transportation systems. Environmental concerns have largely been the…

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June 7, 2021

It took Glen hard work and countless hours to get his neighborhood to be heard. Our leaders should hear and be responsive to the quiet voices of those who are impacted by the decisions that they, themselves make.

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Published in The Columbian Glen Yung, who lives on Columbia Street, agreed, saying he found the city’s assertion that its public notification process was thorough “ridiculous.”He pointed to a project poster he brought, posted in a business in the area, that made no real direct mention of what the protected bike lanes would mean for parking, and a several-hundred-strong petition…

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June 4, 2021

We must understand the true impacts of our decisions before they are made. We must protect what I feel is the backbone of our city…Neighborhoods

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Published in The Columbian “Her neighbor, Glenn Young, also addressed the council to convey his concern about how a loss of parking might hit the area’s elderly population.Something as simple as carrying groceries into the house would become a huge hurdle, he said. For some, it could be unlivable.“We are an old neighborhood, and we are also an aged neighborhood…

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May 11, 2021

Let’s Stay Uniquely Vancouver

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All indications are that Vancouver is very much a community on the rise. The city’s population is now over 180,000, making it the fourth largest in Washington, behind only Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma. But we’re also uniquely situated, as Oregon’s largest city is just on the other side of the mighty Columbia River. Portland’s population is currently more than 660,000…

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