Freeways top list of Clackamas County priorities
Commissioner Paul Savas said that he’d like to see the tolling plans for I-205 go into funding transportation projects, not just discourage people to use freeways during peak periods.
“People want to see those [tolling] dollars invested into the system itself,” Savas said.
Savas said the county will fight for the dollars for Sunrise Corridor to help make the development of the former city of Damascus. He said the county should oppose any effort to give the land within the urban growth boundary in the Damascus area to Washington County.
“We need more jobs,” Savas said. “It’s highly critical; it’s important that we get our fair share.”
Clackamas County “continues to grow and prosper, and that is not to say that we have solved all of our problems,” said County Board Chairman Jim Bernard in introducing the State of the County event this week.
All five county commissioners spoke at the Jan. 31 event hosted by the North Clackamas Chamber at the Monarch Hotel. Transportation issues came up again and again at the event. Continue reading…