Bill Furman
Sam Adams
after City Council approved part of the river plan
I am appalled you have decided to push through today the present ill-advised Portland River Plan. In its present form it is not only inconsistent with Oregon Statute, but as you must know quite well, represents but another level of unnecessary regulation and bureaucracy on an already burdened waterfront business community. Moreover, it is little other than a thinly disguised tax on family wage jobs and industries at a time when the Portland Business Journal notes that Portland has has lost over 37,000 jobs in the last year.