New Directions with Reid Sund
One year ago, on February 11th, 2019, our city council voted to kill the 3rd bridge. Quoted by the Statesman Journal, “City councilors Cara Kaser, Tom Andersen, Jackie Leung, Matt Ausec, Chris Hoy and Sally Cook voted to take no action on the remaining land use issues needed to keep the project alive.”
That was a disappointing night for Salem.
I am focused on the future. If I am elected, I will begin working with regional partners, ODOT, and the Federal Highway Administration on day one to bring back the Salem River Crossing to the table. Every day we don’t do something, the cost of our next bridge across the Willamette gets more expensive.
Let’s be honest, the bridge must be built, and the council has only kicked the can down the road and made that can more expensive.
Last week I met with Salem Bridge Solutions activists and I continue to learn more about what our community worked so hard towards, and where we need to go from here.
On Monday night I attended the city council.