Opponents say scrap CRC design, build smarter bridge


The speakers represented an impressive cross section of backgrounds, from Oregon State Representative Mitch Greenlick, to Evan Manvel from the Coalition for a Livable Future to John Charles of the Cascade Policy Institute.

Speaker after speaker succinctly laid down the case that there is time to suspend the current CRC project and consider other alternatives so that the region can get it right.

“The current finance plan is a disaster waiting to happen,” said Chris Girard, CEO of Plaid Pantry.

Tiffany Couch, a forensic auditor who has uncovered significant questionable accounting transactions and practices as they relate to the CRC, said “these are significant enough for legislators and other officials in Oregon and Washington to take notice of and investigate further.”

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