Clackamas County Chair John Ludlow Unloads On Colleagues: Updated


In the bare-knuckle world of Clackamas County politics, even endorsements are opportunities for attacks. Over the weekend, Clackamas County Chair John Ludlow circulated his endorsements for two seats on the five-member county board. Ludlow is picking Lake Oswego City Councilor Karen Bowerman over incumbent Commissioner Paul Savas and Steve Bates, chairman of the Boring Community Planning Organization, ...   More
Monday, April 7, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

ODOT Responds to Clackamas County CRC Concerns


A couple of weeks ago, the Clackamas County Commission wrote a strongly-worded letter to Gov. John Kitzhaber, asking for information about the anticipated diversion of traffic from I-5 to I-205 if the proposed $2.8 billion Oregon-only version of the Columbia River Crossing project gets built. "Clackamas County believes that tolling the CRC will create unmanageable congestion along I-205, a lifeline ...   More
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

DOJ Investigation Adds to Chaos in Clackamas County


An Oregon Department of Justice investigation is now adding to the melee in Clackamas County.The DOJ confirmed it is conducting an investigation, although spokesman Jeff Manning declined to give details. Clackamas County Commissioner Paul Savas tells WW that he filed the request for an investigation. The investigation centers around allegations made by County Chairman John Ludlow, who accused County ...   More
Friday, March 29, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Clackamas County Counsel Fires Subordinate, Files Bar Complaint Against Him

Complaint alleges conspiracy to oust county administrator


Clackamas County Counsel Stephen Madkour filed an Oregon State Bar complaint against a former county attorney he fired, saying Scot Sideras used his position to hatch a plan to oust County Administrator Steve Wheeler.Wheeler, 60, resigned his position on Feb. 25 and agreed to stay on as the county’s chief executive officer until his replacement was found. The Oregonian reported the separation as ...   More
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by Andrea Damewood


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