Yesterday was a good day, the water rate hikes did not go into effect. Mayor Sam wanted the vote, Leonard wanted the vote but it was put off until next week. This is not victory, just a week's worth of delay. I fear the council will vote for this 7-81/2% (percent) increase. They will end up destroying our wonderful water system, charge us more money to drink polluted water from the Columbia and the Willamette rivers. What a bunch of short sighted individuals we have on the council. We need to replace every one of them the first chance we get; it will take a few years but it must be done. You must know that Sam and Leonard have decided to bail out before the mass of citizens realize what they have done. The incoming members of the council should be made to answer what their position on this outrage is today. We need to know what the future holds and fight we must. Will you join us? Will you get on the phone and call our senators? Will you attend next weeks meeting and say your piece, or just wimp out in the corner. The wonderful people who have been fighting this issue need your support now.
The Friends of the Reservoirs have been fighting this madness for years, go here to learn.
Once you go to the friends page check out what our current candidates had to say.
This is the beginning of raising the rates, not the end, we cannot afford more money. Here is what I understand.
Some time ago there was a move by the EPA to cover all reservoirs that were open to the elements. To cover ours would cost about $500,000,000 or after paying for a bond over a long period maybe 1 billion of your tax money would be diverted to this insanity. Our water is among the best in the world, Bull Run is a pristine area and has no way to be contaminated by sewage or other industrial leak offs. None!
New York has faced the same problem with the EPA and their senior Senator Chuck Schumer backed down the EPA and got a waiver. Where the hell are our representatives, no where to be found. Mayor
Adams says he has worked with our Oregon Delegation to get them on board and it has not happened. I think he lies. We need to yell to every member of our congress to get them in front of this madness. There is too much money involved here to leave it to the politicians. Get on board or get screwed!
This is not Individuals For Justice or the Oregon Progressive Party's main interest, however it is our and your drinking water we are talking about, and you better get your head out of your ass and help with this fight, because as of yesterday we are losing. Start with contacting the Friends of the Reservoirs and go from there. Time to scream! If we can be of help we will, get as many people to the next meeting schedule as of now for Wednesday, 30th of May. Go to the city's site and you can see or read the scheduled of items.
For Justice,Peace and *Laughter,
Joe Walsh-Lone Vet
Individuals for Justice http://individualsforjustice.com
Proud member of Oregon Progressive Party, http://progparty.org/
War is failure, occupation a disgrace!
"Funding these wars is killing our troops"
* Why laughter?? Because without it I would have gone insane years ago.
Sen. ** harry reid must be replaced as Majority Leader, call me when you agree or just go away!
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
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Molly Ivins, "It's like, duh. Just when you thought there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between the two parties, the Republicans go and prove you're wrong."
"I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth,
and I am a citizen of the world."
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