While we did not get the number of signatures required to hold the recall election, we did succeed in our goal of bringing public awareness to the way the council and city manager circumvented the public process in numerous decisions that both disrespected and conflicted with the best interests of the citizens of West Linn.
A significant number of people said they had lost faith in the current city council but for various reasons were not comfortable actually signing petitions to hold a recall election.
The good news is that two seats are up for election this November, Jody Carson's and Mike Jones'. West Linn First has already laid the groundwork for change and we intend to continue working towards building a larger and stronger community of well-informed and engaged citizens.
Great appreciation and thanks goes to all those who volunteered:
- circulated petitions to thousands of people
- held two public outreach events
- organized 16 public petition drive activities
- attended and offered input at group meetings
- established the West Linn First web site and Face book
- contributed donations to our grassroots effort
- produced literature and petitions, then collected and counted them
- worked with Richard Marlow to produce; West Linn Recall - You Tube also televised on WFMC public cable. (TVCTV, West Linn's public cable provider refused to broadcast our video.)
- Submitted numerous articles in the newspapers and got our story on two local radio stations and KOIN TV news. To watch, click on the following;
Water treatment plant rattles West Linn and Did West Linn break code for project
- prepared arguments for the Jan 13, 2014 LUBA remand hearing of LOT and raised objections when Chris Jordan and the council chose to deny public comments on all three items remanded.
- organized a protest at City Hall in support of terminating city manager Chris Jordan's contract.
- testified against the "Cut the Red Tape" fiasco.
Please stay in touch with WestLinnFirst.com and Facebook, attend your Neighborhood Association meetings and reach out to fellow West Linn citizens and help strengthen our grassroots efforts in the November election.
We deserve leaders who will put; West Linn First