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My response to Jerry Boone on WES
E-mail sent after his October 23, 2006 column in The Oregonian

I generally enjoy reading your columns and almost look forward to them (along with Back Fence). I believe it was you who noted how developers get away from paying for schools that their developments need. I am personally against this situation because I used to live in Salem, where a good portion of a bond measure was used to build new schools, even though I lived in a century-old house whose previous owners had probably already paid for the neighborhood’s schools.

However, I am disappointed in your most recent column on the Washington County Commuter Rail Project. Here’s why:

If you have further issues, I invite you to go to the ground-breaking tomorrow and ask about them.

–Jason McHuff, transit advocate and enthusiast, Portland

By Jason McHuff,