Daily Archives: December 14, 2010

Clark County Commissioners to Receive Pay & Car Allowance Increase

Just one week after deciding to raise property taxes 1% for the county general fund, Clark County Commissioners’ will see their salaries go up from $98,224 to $100,224.

Additionally, each each will receive $600 a month car allowance, an increase from $500 a month for Commissioners Boldt and Mielke and $400 a month for Stuart, who was just reelected.

Clark County’s jobless rate remains at 13.1% while county employees have seen a wage freeze and continue to contribute nothing towards their health insurance, which cost taxpayers $26 Million for premiums in 2010.

Commissioner Stuart defended the increase saying they did “give up the mileage reimbursement and are saving money by not replacing a policy analyst who resigned this fall.” “We are doing more work,” Stuart said.

Read more HERE and HERE

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Sensitive Lands Issue

last night’s Lake Oswego City Council Hearing was a “don’t miss” show.
Jim Labby, the head of the Portland chapter of the Audubon Society spoke out against private property rights (he is an apartment dweller in SE Portland)- and YOU thought the Audubon was all about birds! 
They are really a tax exempt political organization lobbying for legislation.
The Riverkeepers referred to the the people who  objected to having their land use rights taken as “private property rights activists”. 
Are they tax exempt too?
Many citizens spoke about the inequitable and unscientific basis of the Sensitive Lands Program. Loss of property value, loss of use of their backyard, raccoons’ rights over tax payers rights…
Mary Olson, THE good council member, questioned unauthorized (behind the scenes) changes that staff may have made to the document. She called for a delay in voting until the new councilors could be seated in a couple weeks.
The mayor-appointed council member referred to the citizens in attendance as a mob as he lectured on the Federalist papers.
Councilors refused to repeat their oath of office or pledge allegiance to the flag.
In front of a packed chambers, with attendees standing with their backs turned to the council, they approved The Sensitive Land
Ordinance- 6-1.
I want the movie rights to this one!

My name is Art Scevola, I live at 1454 Glenmorrie Dr. Lake Oswego
I submit to you that all of the arguments of the respected citizens you have heard or
may hear should be SUBORDINATE to the central principle contained in the US
Constitution which is based on the principle that our rights come from God, not from
Govt and are INALIENABLE!
Also known as natures law, it means and that all man can do is LOAN certain rights to
government and that among those basic rights were life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness. In the original draft the pursuit of happiness was the called “PROPERTY”
The framers studied all of the systems of government and philosophies that were
contained in great writings of the past. They, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, and Adams
created a simple but profound document ascribing to men those certain inalienable
rights and to government only those specifically granted by the people initially restricted
to provide for the common defense, postal service, the general welfare
A huge bell warning that our individual rights are being taken away by government is
being sounded all over this nation. It seems here in Lake Oswego, where I am told
that no pledge of allegiance to our flag is recited before council meetings, there are
those in civic leadership and government who fail to understand these principles or
simply choose to ignore the the 5th Amendment prohibition against taking of life or
property as contained in the Bill of Rights. There are those who haven’t heard the bell
and who proceed to govern or lead without regard to the voice of the voters who pay
your salaries and for whom they work..
To the framers of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, property rights were closely
associated with personal liberty. Underscoring this identification of property ownership
with liberty, the Fifth Amendment declares: “Nor shall private property be taken for
public use, without just compensation.” The Takings Clause limits the power of
eminent domain under which government can seize private property. Hence, the Fifth
Amendment protects individuals against arbitrary punishment and confiscation of
property.
Please remember last sentence from that remarkable document
Now there 9 principles of another system called Communism.
In one sentence Karl Marx summed up It is the ABOLITION OF individual property
rights.
The Communist Manifesto was written in 1848 by Karl Marx….a couple of the
principles…
1)The expropriation of landed property and the use of rent from land to cover state
expenditure;
2)A high and progressively graded income-tax;
3)A abolition of the right of inheritance
4)The confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels
5)The centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by the establishment of a state
bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly
6)The centralization of transport in the hands of the state
7)An increase in the state ownership of factories and instruments of production, and
redistribution of agricultural land on a general plan;
8)Universal obligation to work and creation of labour armies especially for agriculture;
9)The unification of agricultural with industrial labour, and the gradual abolition of the
differences between town and country; SUSTAINABLE LIVING!
10) The public education of all children. Abolition of factory labour for children in its
present form. Unification of education with economic production.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I urge you to become informed on what is really taking
place within the agenda of this city government, with your county, and beyond.
There ARE no coincidences here.
Recently in Lane County, Commissioners voted 3 to 2 to prevent the county from
joining the ICLEI after having it brought to their attention that the city of Eugene’s costs
were greater than $300000! Our city along with more than 500 other municipalities is a
dues paying member. ICLEI and it’s UN based sustainable earth first agenda has been
pre determined, packaged and sold to the well meaning leaders and citizens alike for
more than 20 years.
ICLEI = THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL for LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES
It is the outcomes that the the policies of this agenda will, if implemented, lead to that
will diminish or remove our natural God given rights as described in the Bill of Rights.
Outcomes that are based on a secular global governance formula designed to eliminate
or severely restrict your right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as guaranteed
by our Constitution…here are a few
Eliminate private automobiles…reduce or eliminate meat consumption, your home
heating, …….change your light bulbs….shower heads…toilets…and refrigerators.
Words that have been changed and sanitized such as
Social justice, sustainability, smart growth, and others are directly from the doctrines of
the UN earth summit and it’s founding members
We must stop the indoctrination and intrusion into our lives from this agenda and it’s
implementation. It’s gone on for far too long. Sensitive lands, street car, and food safety,
Smart growth are all the same when measured this way.
Don’t take it from me….look it up…do your own research. There is plenty of evidence for
the taking. Join your fellow citizens who care about individual freedom and make your
own mind up.
Finally As always FOLLOW THE MONEY!!!!

Victoria, When I spoke to Greg Chaimov ( President of the Clack.Co. City Counsel) Council Chaimov told me The Light Rail is a done deal period, He also said that the reason the light rail could not stop at The Old South gate Cinemas where there is already parking and the light rail should stop, as to save at least 3 to 5 businesses.  Instead of taking it all the way to Park Ave.Counsel man Chaimov informed me that if it did not go to Park Ave. TRIMET Would not pay part of the rail system and have full control of where it stopped, Hmmm, maybe he lives close to me and does.nt want it close to his home. His PH: 503-778-5328 cell# 503-8165192. I believe that the Sellwood Bridge will become another Bike AND Light rail bridge where they will connect to Lake Oswego, this is the only way to connect the line. Think about it. The last is is my own assumption. WE cannot trust our President, or local leadership. I say recall all of them!  I’m tired, hope I make sense been up since 3am. Nancy Milwaukie

Mr Why: La la la la They Won’t Listen to YOU but Will Listen to Outtatowners

If anyone in Clackamas County had any remaining doubts about their County Commissioners acting as Portland lobbyists this should remove them.    
 
It’s bad enough the newspapers refused to report the poll of Clackamas County residents.

Pay for part of Sellwood Bridge  76% NO

New car registration tax                84% NO

Milwaukie Light Rail                       71% NO


 
But they have no problem reporting anything cooked up by the County Commissioners.
 
After 185 people show up at one hearing, 175 at the second and a county poll showing overwhelming opposition to the county plan for a vehicle registration fee for Multnomah County’s Sellwood bridge County Chair Lynn Peterson comes up with this.
 
“The commission had heard from a vocal contingent of opposition to the fee increase during a three-part public hearing, but counted a larger number in support of the fee, including correspondence and phone calls.”
 
 
So how does Peterson come up with that?
She recruits her Metro/TriMet/Bike pals to stack the deck with emails. 
 
 
Jonathan Nicholas has been elected chair of the newly-formed Executive Council for Active Transportation.

Metro and the Executive Council, working with local governments, will develop concept plans to allow people to get from one place to another without the need of a motor vehicle.
Nicholas is joined by Clackamas County Commissioner Lynn Peterson, Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, Dr. Christopher Achterman of Legacy Hospitals, and Randy Miller of the Moore Company, as new members of the Executive Council. Other members include:
Scott Bricker Executive Director Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Jay Graves, CEO The Bike Gallery
Rex Burkholder Councilor Metro Council
 
Metro’s Jonathan Nicholas, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance & BikePortland.org, nearly all of which are from Portland stuffed the hearing by e-mail.  
 
 
Wednesday’s hearing was the first reading of the proposed ordinance, and it’s slated to come back to the Commission for a potential vote on December 9th. The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is urging their members to speak up in support of the new fee. Email your comments on the issue by December 8th to bcc@co.clackamas.or.us.
 
 
 

Action Alert for Clackamas County: Support Sellwood Bridge Funding

Posted by: Margaux
Nov 23 2010, 9:14 am
The new Sellwood bridge needs money from Clackamas County to fund the county’s 7% share of the $330 million project. This Wednesday, the County Commission will consider a dedicated $5-per-year vehicle registration fee to raise the money for a new bridge.
Do you live in Clackamas County? Tell your County Commissioners why you support the bridge and why they should vote in favor of the vehicle registration fee.
• The bridge must be replaced. The current one is insufficient, it is crumbling, and it cannot accommodate buses.
• You support the current design recommendation for two 6.5’ bike lanes, two 12’ sidewalks and two 12’ vehicle lanes.
• You support the use of vehicle registration fees to improve transportation facilities. We need to pay for the wear and tear our vehicles cause and we need a stable funding source to build this bridge soon. The BTA does not support a registration fee for bikes.
Email your support: bcc@co.clackamas.or.us
Speak up in support: Wednesday November 24th, 10:00 am, Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, OR 97045

Clark County Commissioners to Receive Pay & Car Allowance Increase

Just one week after deciding to raise property taxes 1% for the county general fund, Clark County Commissioners’ will see their salaries go up from $98,224 to $100,224.

Additionally, each each will receive $600 a month car allowance, an increase from $500 a month for Commissioners Boldt and Mielke and $400 a month for Stuart, who was just reelected.

Clark County’s jobless rate remains at 13.1% while county employees have seen a wage freeze and continue to contribute nothing towards their health insurance, which cost taxpayers $26 Million for premiums in 2010.

Commissioner Stuart defended the increase saying they did “give up the mileage reimbursement and are saving money by not replacing a policy analyst who resigned this fall.” “We are doing more work,” Stuart said.

Read more HERE and HERE

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Sensitive Lands Issue

last night’s Lake Oswego City Council Hearing was a “don’t miss” show.
Jim Labby, the head of the Portland chapter of the Audubon Society spoke out against private property rights (he is an apartment dweller in SE Portland)- and YOU thought the Audubon was all about birds! 
They are really a tax exempt political organization lobbying for legislation.
The Riverkeepers referred to the the people who  objected to having their land use rights taken as “private property rights activists”. 
Are they tax exempt too?
Many citizens spoke about the inequitable and unscientific basis of the Sensitive Lands Program. Loss of property value, loss of use of their backyard, raccoons’ rights over tax payers rights…
Mary Olson, THE good council member, questioned unauthorized (behind the scenes) changes that staff may have made to the document. She called for a delay in voting until the new councilors could be seated in a couple weeks.
The mayor-appointed council member referred to the citizens in attendance as a mob as he lectured on the Federalist papers.
Councilors refused to repeat their oath of office or pledge allegiance to the flag.
In front of a packed chambers, with attendees standing with their backs turned to the council, they approved The Sensitive Land
Ordinance- 6-1.
I want the movie rights to this one!

My name is Art Scevola, I live at 1454 Glenmorrie Dr. Lake Oswego
I submit to you that all of the arguments of the respected citizens you have heard or
may hear should be SUBORDINATE to the central principle contained in the US
Constitution which is based on the principle that our rights come from God, not from
Govt and are INALIENABLE!
Also known as natures law, it means and that all man can do is LOAN certain rights to
government and that among those basic rights were life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness. In the original draft the pursuit of happiness was the called “PROPERTY”
The framers studied all of the systems of government and philosophies that were
contained in great writings of the past. They, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, and Adams
created a simple but profound document ascribing to men those certain inalienable
rights and to government only those specifically granted by the people initially restricted
to provide for the common defense, postal service, the general welfare
A huge bell warning that our individual rights are being taken away by government is
being sounded all over this nation. It seems here in Lake Oswego, where I am told
that no pledge of allegiance to our flag is recited before council meetings, there are
those in civic leadership and government who fail to understand these principles or
simply choose to ignore the the 5th Amendment prohibition against taking of life or
property as contained in the Bill of Rights. There are those who haven’t heard the bell
and who proceed to govern or lead without regard to the voice of the voters who pay
your salaries and for whom they work..
To the framers of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, property rights were closely
associated with personal liberty. Underscoring this identification of property ownership
with liberty, the Fifth Amendment declares: “Nor shall private property be taken for
public use, without just compensation.” The Takings Clause limits the power of
eminent domain under which government can seize private property. Hence, the Fifth
Amendment protects individuals against arbitrary punishment and confiscation of
property.
Please remember last sentence from that remarkable document
Now there 9 principles of another system called Communism.
In one sentence Karl Marx summed up It is the ABOLITION OF individual property
rights.
The Communist Manifesto was written in 1848 by Karl Marx….a couple of the
principles…
1)The expropriation of landed property and the use of rent from land to cover state
expenditure;
2)A high and progressively graded income-tax;
3)A abolition of the right of inheritance
4)The confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels
5)The centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by the establishment of a state
bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly
6)The centralization of transport in the hands of the state
7)An increase in the state ownership of factories and instruments of production, and
redistribution of agricultural land on a general plan;
8)Universal obligation to work and creation of labour armies especially for agriculture;
9)The unification of agricultural with industrial labour, and the gradual abolition of the
differences between town and country; SUSTAINABLE LIVING!
10) The public education of all children. Abolition of factory labour for children in its
present form. Unification of education with economic production.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I urge you to become informed on what is really taking
place within the agenda of this city government, with your county, and beyond.
There ARE no coincidences here.
Recently in Lane County, Commissioners voted 3 to 2 to prevent the county from
joining the ICLEI after having it brought to their attention that the city of Eugene’s costs
were greater than $300000! Our city along with more than 500 other municipalities is a
dues paying member. ICLEI and it’s UN based sustainable earth first agenda has been
pre determined, packaged and sold to the well meaning leaders and citizens alike for
more than 20 years.
ICLEI = THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL for LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES
It is the outcomes that the the policies of this agenda will, if implemented, lead to that
will diminish or remove our natural God given rights as described in the Bill of Rights.
Outcomes that are based on a secular global governance formula designed to eliminate
or severely restrict your right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as guaranteed
by our Constitution…here are a few
Eliminate private automobiles…reduce or eliminate meat consumption, your home
heating, …….change your light bulbs….shower heads…toilets…and refrigerators.
Words that have been changed and sanitized such as
Social justice, sustainability, smart growth, and others are directly from the doctrines of
the UN earth summit and it’s founding members
We must stop the indoctrination and intrusion into our lives from this agenda and it’s
implementation. It’s gone on for far too long. Sensitive lands, street car, and food safety,
Smart growth are all the same when measured this way.
Don’t take it from me….look it up…do your own research. There is plenty of evidence for
the taking. Join your fellow citizens who care about individual freedom and make your
own mind up.
Finally As always FOLLOW THE MONEY!!!!

Victoria, When I spoke to Greg Chaimov ( President of the Clack.Co. City Counsel) Council Chaimov told me The Light Rail is a done deal period, He also said that the reason the light rail could not stop at The Old South gate Cinemas where there is already parking and the light rail should stop, as to save at least 3 to 5 businesses.  Instead of taking it all the way to Park Ave.Counsel man Chaimov informed me that if it did not go to Park Ave. TRIMET Would not pay part of the rail system and have full control of where it stopped, Hmmm, maybe he lives close to me and does.nt want it close to his home. His PH: 503-778-5328 cell# 503-8165192. I believe that the Sellwood Bridge will become another Bike AND Light rail bridge where they will connect to Lake Oswego, this is the only way to connect the line. Think about it. The last is is my own assumption. WE cannot trust our President, or local leadership. I say recall all of them!  I’m tired, hope I make sense been up since 3am. Nancy Milwaukie

Mr Why: La la la la They Won’t Listen to YOU but Will Listen to Outtatowners

If anyone in Clackamas County had any remaining doubts about their County Commissioners acting as Portland lobbyists this should remove them.    
 
It’s bad enough the newspapers refused to report the poll of Clackamas County residents.

Pay for part of Sellwood Bridge  76% NO

New car registration tax                84% NO

Milwaukie Light Rail                       71% NO


 
But they have no problem reporting anything cooked up by the County Commissioners.
 
After 185 people show up at one hearing, 175 at the second and a county poll showing overwhelming opposition to the county plan for a vehicle registration fee for Multnomah County’s Sellwood bridge County Chair Lynn Peterson comes up with this.
 
“The commission had heard from a vocal contingent of opposition to the fee increase during a three-part public hearing, but counted a larger number in support of the fee, including correspondence and phone calls.”
 
 
So how does Peterson come up with that?
She recruits her Metro/TriMet/Bike pals to stack the deck with emails. 
 
 
Jonathan Nicholas has been elected chair of the newly-formed Executive Council for Active Transportation.

Metro and the Executive Council, working with local governments, will develop concept plans to allow people to get from one place to another without the need of a motor vehicle.
Nicholas is joined by Clackamas County Commissioner Lynn Peterson, Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, Dr. Christopher Achterman of Legacy Hospitals, and Randy Miller of the Moore Company, as new members of the Executive Council. Other members include:
Scott Bricker Executive Director Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Jay Graves, CEO The Bike Gallery
Rex Burkholder Councilor Metro Council
 
Metro’s Jonathan Nicholas, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance & BikePortland.org, nearly all of which are from Portland stuffed the hearing by e-mail.  
 
 
Wednesday’s hearing was the first reading of the proposed ordinance, and it’s slated to come back to the Commission for a potential vote on December 9th. The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is urging their members to speak up in support of the new fee. Email your comments on the issue by December 8th to bcc@co.clackamas.or.us.
 
 
 

Action Alert for Clackamas County: Support Sellwood Bridge Funding

Posted by: Margaux
Nov 23 2010, 9:14 am
The new Sellwood bridge needs money from Clackamas County to fund the county’s 7% share of the $330 million project. This Wednesday, the County Commission will consider a dedicated $5-per-year vehicle registration fee to raise the money for a new bridge.
Do you live in Clackamas County? Tell your County Commissioners why you support the bridge and why they should vote in favor of the vehicle registration fee.
• The bridge must be replaced. The current one is insufficient, it is crumbling, and it cannot accommodate buses.
• You support the current design recommendation for two 6.5’ bike lanes, two 12’ sidewalks and two 12’ vehicle lanes.
• You support the use of vehicle registration fees to improve transportation facilities. We need to pay for the wear and tear our vehicles cause and we need a stable funding source to build this bridge soon. The BTA does not support a registration fee for bikes.
Email your support: bcc@co.clackamas.or.us
Speak up in support: Wednesday November 24th, 10:00 am, Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road, Oregon City, OR 97045

Food Police Bill Signed Into Law

Barack Obama signed his wife, Michelle’s Food Police Bill into law this morning, Monday Dec 13, 2010. Afterward, Mrs. Obama said, “We Can’t Just Leave It Up To The Parents.”

LA Times

She also listed childhood obesity as a “National Security Threat” when she said,

“Military leaders … tell us that when more than one in four young people are unqualified for military service because of their weight,” the first lady says in the prepared remarks, “childhood obesity isn’t just a public health threat, it’s not just an economic threat, it’s a national security threat as well.”

POLITICO

You can read all 220 pages of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 HERE

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Food Police Bill Signed Into Law

Barack Obama signed his wife, Michelle’s Food Police Bill into law this morning, Monday Dec 13, 2010. Afterward, Mrs. Obama said, “We Can’t Just Leave It Up To The Parents.”

LA Times

She also listed childhood obesity as a “National Security Threat” when she said,

“Military leaders … tell us that when more than one in four young people are unqualified for military service because of their weight,” the first lady says in the prepared remarks, “childhood obesity isn’t just a public health threat, it’s not just an economic threat, it’s a national security threat as well.”

POLITICO

You can read all 220 pages of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 HERE

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com