Mayor John Kovash stepped up several years ago and served West Linn during trouble times. We very much appreciate that along with his willingness to serve as a volunteer. However during the process of determining whether Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership should be allowed to expand their facility in West Linn, Kovash chose to follow questionable legal advice and fell short of providing the necessary leadership to this community. In essence, during the first two years the mayor and city council would not meet with concerned citizens of West Linn. Yet the mayor, council and staff still had work sessions with the LOT partnership. They all had their reasons, but frankly, they were unacceptable. There are seven neighborhood associations, 20 businesses and WLRA opposed to the expansion. For all intents and purposes the city is ignoring this. Though the city made a few futile attempts to mitigate, for the most part, residents have had to defend themselves. In addition, a number of property owners have also paid thousands for legal protection against the Oswego lawsuit to condemn their properties. None of this is right, is it? What intrusion by another city is next for your neighborhood? We are recommending to vote for Mr. Le Blanc to become mayor. David J. Froode West Linn

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