February 20, 2008
CRC meets with project area neighborhoods
The Columbia River Crossing project has plans to meet with many neighborhood association and community groups after the Draft Environmental Impact Statement is released to give an overview of the information and conclusions contained. These meetings will provide community members with an opportunity to discuss the contents of the document before submitting comments.
The schedule of upcoming meetings can be found on the CRC Web site.
The community meetings that are scheduled for the next two weeks include:
- 2/20/2008 12:00-1:00 PM, Rotary Club, Longview Chapter, at Monticello Hotel
- 2/21/2008 7:00-9:00 PM, Arnada Neighborhood Association at Vancouver Housing Authority
- 2/28/2008 5:30-6:30 PM, C-Tran Citizens Advisory Committee at C-Tran
- 3/6/2008 7:00-9:00 PM, Shumway Neighborhood Association at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics
Columbia River Crossing contact information
Mail: 700 Washington St, Suite 300
Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone: 360-737-2726 or 503-256-2726
February 20, 2008 5:02 PM
I've got some feedback for them...
They originally had 10 meetings, 8 of which are in Vancouver, (that leaves 2 in Portland)
They canceled the "Urban Design Advisory Group" meeting, probably because this thing is so ugly that it was pointless to actually get their input, they weren't going to like it anyways. But at least that meeting was in Vancouver.
And they canceled the meeting in Kenton, probably because nobody in Kenton wants this thing built in the first place.
So the only meeting in Portland, (that hasn't been canceled yet,) is being held at 716 NE Marine Drive, which CRC has decided is called "Columbia High School," although Portland Public School District refers to that location as "Student Transportation" because it is where they maintain the school buses...
So my feedback for them: Stop calling this project "Columbia River Crossing" and start calling it "Help people in Vancouver get to Portland even though the people from Portland would rather they didn't come, and everyone knows it."