Tuesday, September 16, 2003
For the third time, the City of Hood River has postponed the first public comment period on a draft plan for mixed-use zoning of the waterfront.
The formal Planning Commission hearing that was set to take place on Sept. 24 has been rescheduled until Oct. 1. City officials decided to postpone the forum — which had already been set back from Sept. 10 — because the third county hearing on Wal-Mart’s application for a super center was scheduled to take place that same evening.
The City Planning Commission will now take testimony on the proposed waterfront ordinance at 6 p.m. on Oct. 1 in the third floor courtroom of the county courthouse, 309 State Street. The recommendation of that appointed body will be considered by the City Council on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. in the same courtroom.
The council will discuss issues related to the draft waterfront plan on Monday. That work session begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at the junction of State and Second streets. City Manager Lynn Guenther said no citizen testimony about the subject will be taken that evening.
The Port of Hood River’s mixed-use zoning proposal for the waterfront was originally scheduled to be aired at a City Planning Commission hearing in mid-August.
But that assembly was delayed so the city could resolve state concerns over traffic and the industrial land base. Then, the new waterfront hearing date of Sept. 10 was again delayed so that the City Council could peruse the latest revisions before the formal hearings began.
In early June, the port requested that the city adopt a zoning code that would accommodate recreational, commercial and industrial development.
The municipality is charged with setting land-use designations for the properties under consideration between the riverside jetty know as the Hook and the Hood River.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge