If you are already marking your calendar for July, you might want to reserve these dates for our candidate forums. We won’t know which races we’ll feature at each location until we see how many people file for which positions. In the meantime, these are the dates and facilities we’ve reserved:
July 12, Clark College, evening
July 14, Clark Regional Wastewater District, afternoon
July 18, Dollars Corner Fire Station, evening
July 19, Downtown Vancouver library, evening
Public forum on transportation
Every chair was filled for our public forum on transportation on Sunday, April 15. For those unable to attend we have two ways you can still learn about topics discussed by our well-informed panel. Courtesy of the City of Vancouver, CVTV was present to record the event. You can watch it here: https://www.cvtv.org/vid_link/25641
Mayor of Vancouver, Anne McEnerny-Ogle, prepared a brief synopsis of some of the key topics she anticipated being discussed.
The League thanks Clark Regional Wastewater District for the facility; The Columbian, media sponsor; the staff of CVTV and the City of Vancouver.
Sunday, April 15, the League is sponsoring an educational forum on transportation. Because infrastructure construction dollars are very limited, our discussion will center around improvements and practices that could help relieve congestion and keep traffic moving in Clark County and between states. We’ll look at issues related to such things as product movement, mobility for our aging population and commuting alternatives and explore solutions that make getting around easier.
Panelists represent a broad range of ideas and perspectives. They include: Vancouver Mayor and League member Anne McEnerny-Ogle; Kris Strickler, Washington Department of Transportation regional administrator; Chris Strizver, commuter and League member; Shawn Donaghy, C-Tran CEO; Madeleine von Laue, bicyclist; and Temple Lentz, Clark County Commission on Aging. CVTV will videotape the forum.
The time and place is found on our calendar to the right.
We have identified three outcomes for this forum.
1. Stimulate community discussion beyond the need for a new I-5 bridge by raising issues, generating ideas and suggesting possible solutions to transportation problems in and around Clark County.
2. Encourage residents to send ideas and comments to the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) through its website (rtc.wa.gov) as it updates its 20-year transportation plan, which is scheduled to be completed this fall.
3. Provide new information and ideas that will help the League update its local transportation position.