|The 49th Legislative District|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 15, 2013
Contact: Kathy Metzger, Chairman 49th Legislative District Clark County Republican Party (KathyMetzger@clarkrepublicans.com)
During a regular meeting of the 49th Legislative District Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) a resolution unanimously passed that “Strongly objects to the use of public monies funding the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project as currently proposed.....”
WHEREAS, the nearly $10 Billion long term cost of the CRC will result in significant losses of state and federal funding opportunities for the transportation infrastructure needs of our region: and
WHEREAS, new fees and taxes will likely be required and imposed upon our citizenry, their children and grandchildren without the opportunity for voter approval; and
WHEREAS, there is abundant evidence of widespread and overwhelming public opposition including the recent general election where the majority of voters defeated a measure to fund light rail; and
WHEREAS, more appropriate transportation alternatives can provide more effective solutions to relieve traffic congestion, save significant cost and potentially gain better public support; and
WHEREAS we (as a bona-fide political party) are obligated to stand up and be heard on what may be the largest transportation project in state history,
THEREFORE, Be it Resolved that:
THE CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN-49TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT strongly objects to the use of public monies funding the Columbia River Crossing project as is currently proposed by public officials and public entities that directly or indirectly fund the construction, operation, maintenance or promotion thereof.
That Clark County Republican, 49th Legislative District urges the 14th, 17th, 18th, and 20th, Legislative Districts and the Clark County Republican Party Central Committee to stand up and be counted on this very important matter.
Introduced and Adopted this Saturday, June 15, 2013