Clackamas County commissioners oppose land use ‘grand bargain’

The Oregonian – February 25, 2014

The Clackamas County commissioners oppose an amendment to the land use “grand bargain” that is expected to move quickly through the Oregon Legislature this week.

The commissioners think the amendment to House Bill 4078 favors Washington County at the expense of Clackamas County, and legislators should wait until the 2015 session before making any decisions.

Political reporter Christian Gaston explains the amendment in his story on the amendment:

Rep. Brian Clem, D-Salem, is crafting an amendment to House Bill 4078 that would clear …

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Savas takes on inequalities across local park system

Portland Tribune – February 12, 2014

Most children who live in Milwaukie or Happy Valley have their choice of walking to at least two parks, but a couple of the poorer areas of unincorporated North Clackamas County lack neighborhood parks within a half mile.

County officials have long recognized the need for 3-4 acre parks in Jennings Lodge and Southgate especially, two areas with the lowest average incomes in the region, as well as in many other parts of the North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District. However, …

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February Update: House District 38 Appointment & Ambulance Contract

February Update: House District 38 Appointment & Ambulance Contract 

House District 38 


On January 26th the Clackamas and Multnomah county commissioners met to appoint a replacement to the vacated seat of State Representative Chris Garrett. At Clackamas County Chair John Ludlow’s request, a vote to support Ann Lininger unanimously was fulfilled with a 10-0 vote.


Ann Lininger’s background growing up in a family …

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Updated: County ‘compels’ 2014 run for Savas

***Since this article in March of 2013 I am pleased to report that the legal challenges to the Sunrise Project have been solved. In part to the nearly completed Lawnfield re-construction project and by way of securing funds for the Tolbert Overpass.  It was a team effort that included the ODOT, JPACT, Legislators, County Commissioners, county staff, Lawnfield business owners and their attorney.

It also noteworthy that the efforts beginning in 2012 …

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Two Clackamas County commissioners to help Jennings Lodge residents to win board support for park

The Oregonian – December 24, 2013

Two Clackamas County commissioners committed to working with Jennings Lodge residents to find funding for a park in hopes of winning the rest of the board’s support.

Commissioners Paul Savas and Martha Schrader asked the board in October to consider turning part of the property that houses an evangelical center at 18121 SE River Road into an open space park. Since then, the other three commissioners rejected the idea, saying they are worried about burying the North Clackamas Parks & Recreation …

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Property ready for industrial progress

Estacada News – December 18, 2013


City, county and state officials were all smiles Wednesday, Dec. 11, during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly constructed road on Estacada’s Industrial Campus.

The road is considered a necessary first step to attracting new industrial development to the surrounding land. The industrial campus is owned by developer Mike Park.

In a June interview with Estacada News, Park pointed out that the development of the existing Industrial Park — which also was his land — created more than 200 jobs in Estacada.

Park …

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Politifact Debunks False Attack

A couple of weeks ago, a mailer was circulated to some residents in Clackamas County making false claims related to a vote that I made involving $48 million of taxpayer money. The distortion of the truth and the absence of critical facts was designed to mislead the voters and attack me.

I am glad to see that Politifact recently analyzed these claims. The report states that some elements of the flyer are “inaccurate and oversimplified,” and that the attack “ignores critical facts.” Politifact ruled the claim …

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Letter to the editor: Why I am voting to re-elect Paul Savas

The Oregonian – December 3,  2013

One only has to attend or listen to one of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners meetings to gain an understanding that there is one particular voice that consistently has the best interest of the citizens of Clackamas County in mind when he speaks or votes.

Paul Savas is a proven leader who is now making and will continue to make Clackamas County a better place to safely live, work, play and raise our families in — all the while maintaining a …

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Paul Savas’ First Annual Community Christmas Party

Please join Clackamas County Commissioner Paul Savas and friends for Paul’s First Annual Community Christmas Party. This event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

Special thanks to the Home Builders Association of Metro Portland for graciously hosting this event.

Monday, December 16th; 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Home Builders Association of Metro Portland
15555 Bangy Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Questions or to RSVP please contact Jon at:

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