Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 29th, 2007 at 4:41 pm
Great news from Salem. I just got out of a hearing for Senate Bill 926.
The big news is that not only did the bill moved forward with a unanimous recommendation from this committee, but Senator Floyd Prozanski proposed an amendment to build a third velodrome in the Eugene area.
This is great news because now our coalition will grow and it is now truly a statewide effort. Momentum is definitely in our favor and spirits are high. Senator Atkinson continues to grow support for this bill among Democrats whom he says, "not only like the bill, they love it."
Testifying were Steve Brown, myself, Senator Atkinson, Scott Bricker (BTA) and Peggy Lynch from the Oregon League of Woman Voters. She urged the committee to not support the bill because it would divert funds away from their primary goal of acquiring park lands.
From here, the challenge begins. The bill will move to Ways and Means and must get through that committee before it gets a vote on the Senate floor.
More detailed coverage, photos and audio clips of the testimony coming soon.
UPDATE: I just published the full recap of the hearing, with photos and an audio clip of Steve Brown's testimony.