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June 02, 2015


Brian said:
"Actually, I love this town. "


But what is this cockamamie nonsense of inviting the entire planet to move here?

If you are serious about inviting every Tom, Dick and ,,,,well every Tom and Dick to move here, what do you say we put in a dense subdivision right next door to you for them to live?

Ever heard of Tom McCall? I love how totally conservative you are becoming, but SLOW IT DOWN A BIT!!!

Oregon. Please come and visit and THEN GO BACK HOME!

Salem is no longer the Salem we loved. While I still feel great affection for the city, my relationship is becoming similar to that between a parent and a child who has made bad friends and seems to have acquired bad habits - while holding hope for the future and maintaining a certain sense of connection, a deep sense of foreboding has reared its ugly head.
The purpose of our local government has become the promotion of the goals of the real estate industry, their associates, and the Chamber of Commerce.
The things we loved will continue to be sacrificed. I share Harry's concern about increased population. The goal of creating a big city (begun during the Taylor administration), which is well on its way to being realized, will result in big problems.
It has already become difficult to get around town because of traffic congestion. This can only get worse. Air quality will certainly suffer.
Water quality should is also a major concern. The expected regularity of drought and increasing demand will eventually have a negative effect on water quality and availability. The desire to find tenants for the Mill Creek Corporate Center, which was an initial goal of Mayor Taylor when she was first elected, continues unabated. While Public Works Director Fernandez has assured us that we have enough water to support this development, we should be careful to consider the changing environment and the accuracy or his contentions. During the departure dinner of the admirable and devoted former City Manager, Linda Norris, she made it a point (the only policy statement, I believe, that she mentioned) to state that, if the City does not move to increase water storage capacity by 2020, then it will be too late.
Elect Tom Anderson in 2016.

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