Monthly Archives: January 2011

Molalla’s scoff law contest: Idiot Ridge MX vers Molalla’s urban reserve

“…If DLCD staff is correct, this would require a substantial reworking of the city’s proposal… It had been our understanding that the city wanted the county to wait for an interpretation from LCDC on the OAR issue, so I was … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace: Idiot Ridge MX gets the big DENY!

Remember the old saying “Fools and their money are soon parted“? I’d say there must be something in the Molalla water, because whether it is Idiot Ridge or the ongoing insane money sink called Molalla plannin’, fools are wasting vast … Continue reading

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TRANSPARENCY: Are you ready to rumble, Molalla?

“…full transparency in government can’t wait. James Madison had it right when he said, “A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both.” Oregonian … Continue reading

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Oregon’s Grim Real Estate “Rock and Hard Place”: Getting the picture yet, Molalla?

Percentage change in the average value of an American home since 2006: -25 Change between 1929 and 1933: -25.9 (Harper’s Index, Jan. 2011) “The devastation in some regions will never be repaired. Parts of Oregon, Georgia, and Arizona have become … Continue reading

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Molalla’s LIPSTICK ON A PIG PLANNING Continues!

“You, the leaders of Molalla, are supposed to provide oversight. You can no longer hide behind the claim of “willful ignorance and wishful thinking” when it comes to continuing to approve city employee work hours and monies for expensive outside … Continue reading

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Molalla take heed: “CITY BANKRUPTCIES WILL INCREASE”

1-14- update:  “As the financial struggles of cities and states become ever more worrisome to investors, the market in their debt has hit its lowest level since the financial crisis, the Wall Street Journal reports.” see CITY DEBT MARKET HITS … Continue reading

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Molalla, Texas: Tell Gilliam he’s GOT IT WRONG!

“How bad is the Texas deficit? … data from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities suggest that the Texas budget gap is worse than New York’s, about as bad as California’s, but not quite up to New Jersey levels… … Continue reading

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