“The power under the constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can and undoubtedly will, be recalled.”

~ George Washington (1787)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Port of Walla Walla seeks input from residents

From the Union-Bulletin, November 9th, 2012:

WALLA WALLA -- Local residents called for continued openness from the Port of Walla Walla and a broader focus on transportation Thursday as the agency looked for guidance in the development of its comprehensive plan.

Just two people testified during the Port's public hearing, adding to the 70 or so comments the agency has received through online surveys and other mechanisms in the months-long creation of its planning document.
Port officials hope extending the deadline for public comments will prompt more participation. The survey will continue to be live online through Nov. 30, said Lisa Key, project manager for David Evans and Associates.

Key said the Port's 73 comments are a "weak showing," despite best efforts to spread the word.

One final push is being made through the Walla Walla Trends newsletter, which has gone out to subscribers with a link to the survey.
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Here is the link to the survey -- it's a request for input from a local government agency which is funded, in part, through property taxes.  Avail yourself of this opportunity.