Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 7th, 2008 at 11:58 am
last week) has joined other groups in calling
on City Council to re-think the CRC project.
(Photo © J. Maus)
They have just issued a statement (download PDF) that calls on Portland City Council to, “put the brakes on the bridge”.
On the statement’s letterhead are the logos of 1000 Friends of Oregon, Coalition for a Livable Future, Environment Oregon, and the BTA.
In announcing a press conference tomorrow, the statement says:
“A coalition of environmental, biking, land use, and environmental justice leaders will join with state legislative candidates in calling on Portland City Council to reject a $4 billion plan to replace and expand the current I-5 crossing over the Columbia River until further analysis is completed. The groups are calling for updated analysis on global warming, increased auto dependence, and funding for basic transportation needs to ensure the Portland Metro region gets the transportation investments it needs to thrive.”
Here are details on tomorrow’s press conference:
Speakers will include:
- Leslie Carlson, Portland-Multnomah Sustainable Development Commission
- Bob Stacey, 1000 Friends of Oregon
- Jeremiah Baumann, Environment Oregon
- Jules Kopel-Bailey, Democratic Nominee, State Legislative District 42
- Jeri Williams, Environmental Justice Advocate and CRC Task Force
- Scott Bricker, Bicycle Transportation Alliance
When: 9:00 a.m., July 8 (Tuesday)
Where: Piccolo Park, SE 27th between Division St. and Clinton St.