A new video (watch it below) created by David Osborn from the Stop the CRC Coalition in collaboration with Coalition for Livable Future says that it’s time to “push back” on the Columbia River Crossing project.
The video tells their version of the recent history of the project. It features a July 2008 Portland City Council exchange between Oregon Department of Transporation (ODOT) Director Matt Garrett and Portland Mayor Sam Adams where Garrett promises that the DOTs would not move forward without consensus.
Then, after showing a recent letter by the governors of Oregon and Washington that said, “We value your advisory role… We feel strongly this project must move forward without delay,” the narrator of the video says, “We’re getting rolled… The DOTs have not kept their word and it’s time to push back.”
Watch the video below:
Brilliant video, great music, absolutely vital. We must push back!
Gosh Sam- How does it feal to have leaders that do things you don’t want?
CRC was going to be a messy project no matter what.
There are just too many competing stakeholders to find an affordable solution everyone will like.
Nice video and info, but I don’t think the crazy angry music helps.
I haven’t been keeping up to date on where Kulongoski stands but I’m surprised that he supports the CRC. I guess it’s all about commerce and moving trucks.
@ Nick V –
Kulongoski co-wrote the letter to Mayor Adams and Vancouver’s Mayor Leavitt. Chris Gregoire, WA’s Governor, was the other author.
They’re the ones who are pushing the CRC so hard even with abysmal support for it, which is why this video was created. First they told us they wouldn’t build it without consensus, now they’re telling us “too damned bad, we’re building it anyway, hippies” (to paraphrase, LOL).
Awesome video David! Thanks for your hard work.
Keep it going, David.
I think that Kulongoski’s support has more to do with satisfying Union support than moving trucks, though that’s just what I’ve heard. Being a union member, I understand the impulse to create work (especially nowadays). But this bridge is a boondoggle, with an unacceptable environmental and social cost. Can’t speak to Gregoire’s reasoning, but I bet it’s not all that different from Uncle Ted’s.
Good professional, concise video, the music isn’t “crazy, angry” but fits the subject well. I just hope it was done by PDX musicians. According to at least one involved Congressman (Baird, 3rd district WA) the federal money for this beast doesn’t exist yet anyway. What are the gov’s in such a hurry for?
Gregoire is doing exactly the same thing in Seattle. She needs to go next election.
And the state governments still say they ‘need to move trucks’, refusing to admit that rail is a more efficient way to move freight than trucks….
Good luck stopping this spectacular waste of money, folks.