Update 7/26/10 - Please note that comments on this blog post will not necessarily be read by all Council members. To ensure your advice is entered into the record and considered by everyone who will be voting, email all Council members and copy Karla Moore-Love, the Council Clerk. You are also welcome to leave comments here so other Portlanders can read your opinion, of course.
The week after next, on Thursday, July 29th at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, the Council will take public testimony on the future of West Hayden Island. The project web site with information about the options is here.
Should West Hayden Island be annexed from Multnomah County? Should the Port of Portland, the landowner, be allowed to develop a marine industrial terminal and railway? Should it be kept and restored as wildlife habitat? Please send in your comments to every member of the Council, and attend the hearing if you can. Public testimony can make a huge difference in the decisions made on July 29th.
My husband Steve's photographic portrayal of the choices:
Leave it for Bambi?
Develop it like Swan Island and the west bank of the river along Naito Parkway?
.... or some of both?
What is your advice and opinion?