Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on July 13th, 2006 at 12:09 pm
I just love it that when someone opposes a recreational path in Portland it’s considered front page news.
This morning the Oregonian splashed the SK Northwest story on their front page.
This coverage will add fuel what is becoming a growing fire. Let’s just hope we can figure this mess out. Regardless of what happens with this case, we need a vastly improved detour around the property than what currently exists.
There were no new developments presented in the article but there’s some important background information so I highly recommend reading it.
Unfortunately, despite all the exciting community activism around this issue that has taken place on this site, the article makes no mention of BikePortland.org.
The story first appeared here three months ago and so far over 100 comments have been posted on seven different posts including interviews with both of the men who have now filed appeals to the city’s decision.
I also have a hunch (because no one else had yet covered the story) that a majority of the 125 letters to the city in opposition of this development originated from awareness created by this site.
It seems to me like this level of community involvement should be part of the story and I think Heinz missed a chance to share that with his readers. Oh well, I’ll get over it ;-).