Saturday, September 24, 2011

Coos Bay's Jordan Cove LNG Is Going To Take A Run At Exporting Ruby Pipeline LNG!

(Jack Guyot Artwork)

From Southern Oregon
September 06, 2011
By Lesley Adams - Mail Tribune

The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas proposal could be the riskiest energy project Southern Oregon has ever seen. Originally billed as a necessary effort to import energy, the corporations backing the proposal recently have admitted that they plan to export U.S. gas overseas.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Clatsop County Recreational Lands Committee Seeking Applicants

Monday, Sept. 19, 2011


Clatsop County is seeking applicants for open seats on the Recreational Lands Planning Advisory Committee.

The citizen committee assists in developing long-range plans for county parks, and formulating amendments to the recreation lands element of the county’s comprehensive land-use plan. The committee meets once a month.

The county board of commissioners will make the appointments.

To apply, obtain an application form and return it to the Clatsop County Manager’s Office at 800 Exchange St., Suite 410, Astoria OR 97103, (503) 325-1000. Forms are available from the County Manager’s Office or can be downloaded from the county website at “Committee application forms” under “Administration/Board of Commissioners.”

Released by:
Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 338-3622

Tea Party Favorite, Running As A Republican, Rob Cornilles Receives Endorsement From Several Prominent North Coasters!

Rob Cornilles, one of the "Poster Children" for the Tea Party's 2010 attempt to insert their candidates into elected Clatsop County and State Legislative seats has posted his list of endorsers for his run at David Wu's Open District One U.S. Congressional seat.

Included on that list are several prominent Oregon North Coast citizens and leaders.

The list includes:
Don Larson - Mayor of Seaside
Mark Kujala - Mayor of Warrenton
Eric Paulson - Lektro
Ann Samuelson - Recalled Clatsop County Commissioner
Patrica Roberts - Clatsop County Commissioner
Gil Gramson - Former Warrenton Mayor

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Astoria DUII Prosecution Controversy Escalates

Astoria DUII Prosecution Controversy Escalates

....Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis
on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, sent notification to Astoria City
Attorney Blair Henningsgaard that the Oregon Attorney
General’s office will file suit against the city
of Astoria if the city does not begin to send driving
under the influence of intoxicants (DUII)
cases to Clatsop County Circuit Court by Wednesday,
Sept. 14.
On July 1, 2011, D.A. Marquis gave the city two months
to comply with his directive that all DUII cases
be submitted to the Circuit Court. The city has not
responded to that letter......

So, can we look forward to certain members of Astoria City Council and its Counsel to continue to attempt to bite off their noses to spite their faces on the issue of DUII prosecution when the Oregon statute 8.660 clearly states that it "IS" the "OBLIGATION" of Clatsop County D.A. Marquis to prosecute or, at least, to oversee all prosectuions of Astoria Municipal Court involving a Defense Attorney.

Other than being just plain old stubborn, as we now see with the staggering bill for the CSO updates forestalled by our own Mayor for some twenty years until threatened by a higher power, why is it City Attorney Henningsgaard would want to subject The City of Astoria to more costly expense in litigation when he knows what he should do in spite of his misguided ego in advising the members of The Astoria City Counsel and City Management?

I ask the citizens of Astoria to stand up and tell these people we have elected to serve in our trust and the doing of our public business to knock it off, honor the law and let's get on with the other issues.

City Attorney Henningsgaard wants to be a hero? How about him using his assumed lawyerly skills to wrest those depressed, debt-ridden Flavel properties downtown into somebody's hands that can make them useful again and complimentary to our status as a National Historic Register Downtown. While he's at it rescue the other Flavel House before it rots to the ground and it's too late to save it.