[Vision2020] City Elections

J Ford privatejf32 at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 12 10:45:10 PDT 2007

My question is, how can Christ Church (aka GMA) afford this kind of spending on top of developing the new "boarding house community" on N Polk and the buying of the property across from Gritman?  I mean, there are only so many houses that they own and can sell and down-size to that would bring in any kind of real cash.  It sounds to me like Dougie has been pitching his cause to the other churches in his clutches in other states and outside of the "sugar daddys" that he has been milking over the years.

I personally would like to see just how much money CC(aka GMA) has been spending on the campaign of these men they are supporting and I really want to know just how tight they have a hold on the balls of these guys when/if they do make it into office.  

Isn't there some kind of spending disclosure that has to be made by candidates? 

Any guesses?

J  :]

> Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 19:03:57 -0700
> To: vision2020 at moscow.com
> From: jporter at moscow.com
> Subject: [Vision2020] City Elections
> [As published as a letter to the Daily News today]
> The Greater Moscow Alliance is making a well-financed push to take over the 
> Moscow City Council in November, and voters need to pay attention.
> The GMA gave us another example of its skewed priorities at the City 
> Council meeting on Sept. 4.  The Council invited public comments on the 
> "boarding house ordinance" that has been drafted to deal with absentee 
> investors who buy up houses in single-family neighborhoods and rent them to 
> rowdy crowds of college students.
> One after another, residents told horror stories of how their 
> family-friendly neighborhoods have been degraded by this process of 
> commercial exploitation.  But a GMA representative got up and read a 
> statement opposing the ordinance because it might limit the "property 
> rights" of absentee landlords.  Never mind the rights of ordinary citizens 
> to protect the character of their neighborhoods  what matters to GMA is the 
> right to maximize profits.
> I hope voters will remember this in November.  The GMA candidates are 
> well-meaning guys (yes, they're all guys), but do they share GMA's extreme 
> pro-development philosophy?  When they have to choose between "property 
> rights" and the quality of life in Moscow's neighborhoods, which do you 
> think they will choose?
> Jack R. Porter
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