Address the out-of-control housing costs created by some of the same business owners, and then they'll have room to talk.
Posted 7 March 2016, 11:10 p.m.
There needs to be a very minimal number of short-term rentals permitted, with LARGE fees in place for those few that are approved, and said fee going directly toward creation of true affordable housing.
Posted 13 November 2015, 12:36 p.m.
Meanwhile, they happily approve a big ugly box of a hotel right ON the waterfront, because it lines THEIR pockets, instead of providing jobs to LOCALS in the community.
Posted 9 October 2015, 4:46 p.m.
Make that the REAL locals want you to regulate the crap outta the short-term rentals - while the will-NEVER-be-locals want to finish ruining the Gorge!
Posted 12 August 2015, 9:49 p.m.
Well, you've got a library that reopened without its heart and soul - the former employees - and it has the added detriment of ridiculously high fines and short loan periods. On top of that, the children's programs and summer reading are pretty much non-existent compared to the former quality.
This deadly combo means the majority of its former patrons still prefer the White Salmon library... and avoid the Hood River library like the plague.
Suggestions:- Get rid of the creep-buzz-zoid.- Rehire all former employees still willing to return.- Repeatedly retrain the newbies until they comprehend that they're there for real customer service.- Cease trying to pretend it's a high-class winery and BE a living library... not a zombie shell of its former glory.
Posted 7 March 2015, 9:04 p.m.
Bring back the chili feed and the cinnamon rolls, and maybe we will!
He loved THOSE.
Posted 4 March 2015, 9:37 a.m.
Good. It was pretty darn obvious it was a crooked vote, by unethical people, who have NO willingness to abide the will of the people who voted them in. It's time to remove them from City Council... and ban them from any power whatsoever.
Posted 14 January 2015, 11:33 p.m.
How about we keep it natural and restrict access to only those who were born here AND whose parents were born here?
Posted 12 January 2015, 10:30 p.m.
If it bothers the people in the chicken coop condos, please, by all means, let the trains idle there all you want. THAT's who/what we want to go away!
Posted 24 December 2014, 7:09 p.m.
... you could always require them to put an active, working mill back. I'm sure the will-never-be-REAL-locals that are whining about this would just LOVE that. ;)
Posted 13 December 2014, 9:05 p.m.
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