Double duty awaits Rich McBride. McBride, a Port of Hood River commissioner for five years, was elected last week to the County Board of Commissioners, a position that takes effect Jan. 1, 2017. However, his term at the port expires June 30, 2017 — that means six overlapping months.
Hood River City Council will hold a special meeting in early June to address two topics: appointing a new council member to replace Laurent Picard, and wording of licensing rules (aka Title 5) on short term rentals.
Recusal matter also affects Councilor Becky Brun,
Passage by City Council of a moratorium on new applications for short term rentals was just one development on Monday in this long-simmering controversy in the City of Hood River.
Cascade Locks City Council reaffirmed Monday they won’t back down from the Nestlé deal, despite the passing of a water bottling ban, Measure 14-55, during the primary election last Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden wrapped up a district-wide tour Friday with a sparsely-attended town hall at the Port of Cascade Locks’ pavilion.
Measure 14-55, which blocks large-scale bottling companies like Nestlé from tapping into county water sources, sailed through the May 17 Primary Election with 69 percent of votes.
Talk about the chance to Mark your ballot.
Results are in for the May 17 Primary Election Ballot, which saw the victory of two countywide ballot measures, as well as a win for Mark Reynolds (D-Odell) as Democratic candidate in the House District 52 race to square off against Mark Johnson (R-Hood River) in November.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) will hold a town hall meeting Friday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Marine Park Pavilion in Cascade Locks.
Lyme patients and advocates from across the U.S. will gather for a “We the People” rally at the U.S. Capitol on May 19.
A measure banning large scale bottled water operations in Hood River County passed with nearly 70 percent support from Hood River County voters Tuesday evening.
Most of the funding for a political action committee opposed to Hood River County Measure 14-55 came directly from Nestlé, according to campaign finance reports.
Joanna Holmes drops off her ballot Monday at the Hood River County Administration building, Sixth and State, one of two official drop-off points for May 17 Primary ballots.
The Port of Cascade Locks has settled on increased toll costs for crossing Bridge of the Gods this summer.
Oregon voters can track their ballots online through a new tool.
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