Columbia County Commission Hearing to Consider Port Westward Rezoning

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 (6:30PM) — This is the follow-up hearing to the September 18, 2013 hearing where over 100 people attended in opposition to the rezoning yet none were allowed to speak. The applicant, county staff, and proponents were given priority and the hearing ended before any opponents spoke! At this October 3rd hearing opponents will speak first.

In June, the Columbia County Planning Commission stood up for local farmers and county residents by recommending denial of a 1,000-acre rezone at Port Westward. The rezone would destroy 1,000 acres of farmland and pave the way for coal and oil exports. Now, the Columbia County Commissioners will make the final decision.

Urge the Commissioners to protect farmland and deny the industrial rezone at this October 3rd public meeting.


WHERE: Clatskanie High School

WHEN: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 (6:30PM)

TESTIFY: Public testimony is allowed. Opponents will speak first at this hearing! Please testify or submit written comments.

Please wear red to the hearing to show your opposition to the rezone at Port Westward.

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