Monday, May 4, 2009

What would you do with Four Billion?

Brewhaha! Let's Make a Deal, Portland

Date: Thursday, May 7th

6:30pm - Networking and drinks

7:00pm - Program begins

Venue: Roots Organic Brewery,
1520 SE 7th Ave Portland

Join us for a night of dialogue, democracy and drinks to debate our region's transportation future.

At 4 billion dollars the Columbia River Crossing's fantastic price tag sends a signal that anything is possible in Portland.

1000 Friends is organizing this evening game show style event, hosted by 1000 Friends Executive Director Bob Stacey, in association with The Bus Project, Transportation for America's town halls, and The Portland Mercury. We'll hear some about transportation funding and projects, have some fun, and spend an imaginary $4 billion in "Transpo-bucks". Speakers include CLF's very own Policy Director, Mara Gross, Chris Smith of, Jonathan Maus of, and Representative Nick Kahl.

Then, directly right after the Brewhaha program (around 8:00pm), CLF will be leading a Columbia River Crossing letter-writing session for those interested. We will be writing letters to our state legislators about Oregon's transportation priorities, including the need for a Climate Smart CRC that directly addresses our climate change goals, fiscal responsibility, and the livability of the communities around the 1-5 bridge corridor. The session is tentatively entitled, "Bigger is Not Better" or "Yo Leg, 12 Lanes is Wack."

No comments: