Monthly Archives: March 2013
Let it be known: Battle Ground City Councilor Philip Johnson is not a rented mule. As such, he does not want to be ridden like one.
During Monday’s Vancouver City Council meeting, failed legislative candidate Carolyn Crain ripped into Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt for saying that signature gatherers were paid for their work on the anti light-rail petition. ”You declared that people were paid to collect those signatures,” Crain said. “I would like you to prove it. People were not paid.” […]
We know this blog is meant to be about local politicians, but we are going to write about ourselves today because we triumped in the inaugural Word War on Saturday. Myself and fellow mavens Marissa Harshman and Eric Florip called ourselves Inverted Pyramid, donned some handmade puff-paint T-shirts and wrote a winning story. We triumphed over […]
When the official minutes of this week’s C-Tran board meeting are finalized, you’ll see this phrase: “Tom Mielke motioned, Tim Leavitt seconded, and motion carried…” A new political alliance? Well, probably not.
Well, this won’t do much to foster city-county goodwill. The Vancouver City Council had a workshop Monday on its Government Parking District Management Plan in advance of an April 15 public hearing. The council has been discussing downtown street parking since August 2011, focused on an area roughly bounded by Mill Plain Boulevard to the […]
Since we’re not stalkers, I didn’t know what type of car Mayor Tim Leavitt drives. Then photographer Steve Lane showed me this gem that he took after the Paddy Hough Parade.
Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt gave the annual State of the City speech today, and for the news report, click here. With that out of the way, how did I do in bingo? The mayor definitely threw me at first, starting with a poem by poet laureate Christopher Luna. I did not picture the mayor as […]
After Erik Hidle came up with State of the County bingo, I thought maybe I would try to create a drinking game for the State of the City address. But the city address starts at 10. In the morning. What are we, Las Vegas? So bingo it is.
A new website has surfaced, and it is a spot-on parody of an anti-Columbia River Crossing website. Here is the parody, which can be found at www.crcfacts.com. Over the years, many residents tried to start ferry services, but their efforts were stymied by government-funded snipers on the Oregon side of the river. After two decades […]
The prayer time before public hearings that Clark County Commissioner Tom Mielke has been pursuing will be discussed this coming Tuesday, and will very likely go to a vote. The resolution for the prayer is available here. This right here is probably the most important text of the document: “NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by […]