Kudos to KATU Channel 2 for devoting about four and a half minutes to coverage of Measure 37 in general, and our neighborhood’s battle against a M-37 subdivision in particular.
Three versions of the story aired on KATU’s early evening news programs last Monday. I uploaded the clips to YouTube, even the ones that didn’t feature me saying anything (Laurel came up with the most quotable remarks, which is only fair, as I got more air time on the previous Channel 2 coverage).
Here are links to the clips (Story #2 is the longest and most complete):
Story #1, 4:30 pm news, 1:13, 1.4 MB
Story #2, 5:00 pm news, 2:28, 2.8 MB
Story #3, 6:30 pm news, :50, 1.0 MB
Also, over on Loaded Orygun blogger Carla has a post about us being “Screwed sideways by Measure 37.” Carla talked with Laurel by phone recently and got the scoop on how a 217 acre subdivision threatens to dry up both nearby wells and the springs that feed Spring Lake.
The Marion County Planning Commission was supposed to make a decision on the subdivision yesterday, but the evening meeting was called off because of the weather. It’s been rescheduled for January 30.
Hopefully the Commission won’t let Measure 37 screw our neighborhood, where groundwater problems are already evident—and will only be made worse if 44 additional wells are allowed to be dug without requiring the Measure 37 claimant to demonstrate that there is enough water for his subdivision.