This information taken directly from:
ADOPTED BY CLATSOP COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS March 2008
24. Pipeline Segment in OPR Zone
24.1 Proposed Development At pipeline mile 5.3, near River Ranch, the pipeline is proposed to pass through about 0.7 of a mile of land zoned Open Space, Parks and Recreation.174 The Comprehensive Plan designates this land “Conservation Other Resources.”
24.2 Action Requested and Criteria for ApprovalThe requirements of the OPR Zone are set forth in L3.580. The zone contains no provisions for a natural gas pipeline. The applicant therefore proposes an amendment that would add such a provision to the zone. The amendment would add the following words to the list ofuses permitted outright in Section 3.584: “15. cable, sewer line, water line or other pipeline.”With that amendment, the applicant then asks that the County allow this segment of thepipeline outright, as provided by the amended text.
So, now are you 4 Commissioners sure and let's just pretend we are using "Common Sense" here, that this current decision has nothing whatsoever to do with this same piece of property you just approved again for rezoning favorable to LNG related Pipelines again 4 to 1?
One other question I have, since Commissioner Hazen was hot to try to bring up the issue of "Ex-Parte Contact" regarding Commissioner Rohne's conversations on this issue with his District 4 constituents, should there be some concerns about Bradwood Landing property owner and key player in that proposed project, Ken Leahy's contributions to two sitting Commissioners PACs?
Is that legal?
A Conflict of Interest?
A Prejudicial position that may require recusal from further input?
The Public Record Shows:
596645 - 08/22/2009 - Original - Friends of Ann(10227) - Ken Leahy - Cash Contribution - $220.00
442190 - 10/10/2008 - Original - Committee to Elect Patricia Roberts (12810) - Ken Leahy - Cash Contribution - $1,000.00
Considering Wetlands Mitigation on OPR zoned property is allowable, trying to use the term "Quasi Judicial" in justifying, once again, what amounts to, in my view, irresponsible and careless manipulation of our zoning and Comprehensive Plan in the ultimate interest of an ulterior agenda just doesn't sit well, I'm sure, with many and really, don't we all know where this is going?