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April 20, 2013


Thank you Brian for your good work on this. Maybe you would like to come to the public hearing on the 3rd Bridge tomorrow night and argue the case for saving hundreds of City trees by pulling the plug on that boondoggle. It is another example of the City ignoring the opinions of many citizens and doing the bidding of business interests who are in charge of this town. There is lots of good information about the hearing and the staff proposal on the NO 3rd Bridge Facebook page. Thanks again for your advocacy.

Thank you! As a fellow tree lover, but some one who is currently dealing with health problems, I've wanted to find a way to help with this but have had to watch from the sidelines. I'm so happy there are people out there fighting for the remaining trees.

Jim, I probably won't be able to make the public hearing. But I strongly support your efforts to stop the 3rd bridge. It just doesn't make sense.

The US Bank trees and 3rd Bridge are similar in their overkill. If there were any problems with the three trees that have been cut down, they could have been handled with some judicious pruning.

Likewise, problems with Salem's current bridges (earthquake readiness, approaches, etc) could be handled with some judicious renovation at a much lower cost than an entirely new giant "freeway" bridge.

Give 'em hell at the hearing. In the very nicest, most respectful way.

Lisa, thanks. I'm doing this for everyone who loves the trees. I really appreciate your comment. Fighting City Hall sometimes can feel like a lonesome task, because there are so many city staff arrayed against just a few opponents of the tree-killing. But there's plenty of people like you out there. We just need to make ourselves heard.

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