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Letter: Studies waste money

Terrie Powers re costly studies

Published on September 29, 2017 12:01AM

I am wondering why the Astoria City Council seems to be so enamored of studies. For the last several years one issue that has been forefront in our community is the lack of workforce housing. Now that a large number of units are under construction in Astoria and Warrenton, the county and cities are spending $100,000 to “study” the housing situation.

Hundreds of thousands were spent to study, and then restudy the library renovation, money that would come in handy now to do the actual work. The firm that studied and determined that downtown Astoria has adequate parking is obviously composed of healthy individuals who have never tried to park in the pouring rain to “shop locally.”

Some issues may warrant costly studies, but I’d like to see my tax dollars go to solutions, not costly study after study telling us what we already know.

Terrie Powers



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