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Aquatic center is not needed

Regarding the article “West Linn City Council sets 2013 priorities” (Tidings, Feb. 21): Is an aquatic center really that necessary? When the city laments the deterioration of our neighborhood streets and anxiously grumbles about the degradation of our water infrastructure, such a proposed facility is genuinely unimportant.

Perhaps such a project is intended to elevate property tax and utility rates to a level that would encourage long-time, working-class citizens of the city to seek residency elsewhere.

Vince Miles

West Linn

by: DAVID BURCH - Organizing for Action and some from the West Linn/Lake Oswego teams took part in a National Day of Action at Pioneer Court House Square in Portland on Feb. 22.

Advocate for stronger gun control

During the presidential campaign of 2012 a group of West Linn and Lake Oswego Democrats became part of the national grassroots team, Organizing for America, which received a great deal of acknowledgement for its contribution toward President Barack Obama’s re-election.

OFA has become Organizing for Action and some from the West Linn/Lake Oswego teams took part in a National Day of Action at Pioneer Court House Square in Portland on Feb. 22. The rally focused on greater awareness concerning gun violence in America and spoke in support of the president’s agenda on this front.

Although Feb. 22 was a typical Portland winter day, replete with the usual moisture Oregonians know so well, a lively group of about 40 people held placards decrying their concern for the too easy availability of high-capacity ammunition clips, assault rifles and the lack of adequate background checks for purchasers of these lethal weapons.

Despite the loud ranting of a couple of extremely angry pro gun advocates, a number of highly poignant speeches were delivered from victims of gun violence and gun owners alike who see the need for more sensible regulations.

The West Linn Organizing for Action group will be meeting every third Sunday at 3 p.m. in the conference room at Market of Choice in West Linn to move local and state initiatives forward in alignment with the Democratic agenda.

David Burch

West Linn

Organizing for Action



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