Why I'm running for Troutdale City Council, position #4: OUR CITY IS GOING BROKE. OUR CITY COUNCIL IS BROKEN. Yes, Troutdale is slowly going broke. Our city has been deficit spending for many years. During this year's Troutdale budget sessions, the city's finance director advised that in five years, the city's reserves
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You asked for it, here it is! Enjoy our video of the August 2015 Troutdale Kiwanis Cruise-In, with your host Tana Canfield! Producer/Videographer/Photographer/Video Editor-Rob Canfield; Host-Tana Canfield; Technical Advisor-Mike Canty; Produced via the facilities of Metro East Community Media.
Rule number one in defensive driving: Do NOT ever trust the other driver/bicyclist. Ever. Assume the worst. Pay attention, and assume the other guy WILL do something wrong/illegal. Stop signs and red traffic lights don't physically stop any vehicle. Not cars. Not trucks. Not bikes. Just because a vehicle is signaling for a
Coming up up next on East County Now, 6 pm Saturday December 12, 2015, on Portland, Oregon area cable channels: Comcast channel 11, Frontier channel 22. -Gresham Urban Renewal: nothing screams "success" like shipping container storefronts! -Former Troutdale mayor Jim Kight....he's baaaack! -Troutdale city counci
Saturday, September 26 at 6pm on EAST COUNTY NOW Comcast ch. 11/Frontier ch. 22: -Want to know the how to be a good husband? We'll have plenty of great advice! -The holiday season is coming up, and we don't want to offend ANYONE, so we''ll give you some suggestions for alternate holiday greetings! These stories and more
THE EPIDEMIC OF LOUSY CUSTOMER SERVICE: 6PM TONIGHT ON EAST COUNTY NOW! Comcast ch. 11/Frontier ch. 22.
6PM TONIGHT ON EAST COUNTY NOW,- COMCAST CH.11/FRONTIER CH. 22: -THE EPIDEMIC OF LOUSY CUSTOMER SERVICE-WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB LIKE?
TONIGHT ON EAST COUNTY NOW, COMCAST CH. 11/Frontier CH.22---Why Comcast is on our naughty list-Restaurant Review- Brewligans Bottle Shop-Are illegal fireworks getting out of hand! TUNE IN TONIGHT!
I missed the date. June 22, 2005. I wrote my first blog post on that date. It's the tenth anniversary (or birthday, or whatever you want to call it) of this blog, "Troutdale Canfield". It was originally called "Troutdale City Councilor Canfield" because I intended it to be commentary about the goings
We could all get along better if people stopped being sheep, and started thinking for themselves. People try so hard to change other people's thoughts/opinions/behaviors. For crying out loud, most of us can't change ourselves. What gives anyone the right to criticize and demand others change? Here's a suggestion for all
Did the Troutdale City Council and city staff violate Oregon's public meetings laws and Troutdale city ordinances? According to the Troutdale City Council meeting minutes of January 13, 2015, the City Councilors publicly nominated candidates for Council President. However, according to the meeting minutes, "Each m
Troutdale. It's a small town, like thousands of other small towns across the country. But it's different, isn't it? Because this is our home, all 15,000+ of us. Like other small towns, ours is a friendly place, where people say "hello, how are you?" to perfect strangers. It's a place where you see farm trac
TOMORROW NIGHT ON EAST COUNTY NOW: -Why can't you have your car DEQ tested at the Dairy Queen drive-through? -Why kids should get a license before they drive...shopping carts! -Why you should need a license... in bed! -PLUS- things to do in East Multnomah County-- this summer! All this and more at 6pm this Satu
TONIGHT ON EAST COUNTY NOW, 6pm Comcast channel 11, Frontier channel 22: -MY INDEPENDENCE DAY EXPERIENCE! -HIKING SAFETY IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE -DO YOU WANT A THIRD BRIDGE ACROSS THE COLUMBIA RIVER AT TROUTDALE? TUNE IN TONIGHT! 6PM! Comcast channel 11, Frontier Channel 22.
Have you ever shopped for a car? Shopped for groceries, or shopped for a painting contractor or plumber? Of course you have. And how do you go about it? You look at multiple options. You look for the lowest price. That’s what we do as individuals. That’s what you do if you run a business. If you need a product or servic
Why do cities FAIL? Because they fail to PLAN. We'll talk about this issue and more on the next. . . EAST COUNTY NOW Tonight at 6pm on Portland/East County Comcast channel 11, Frontier channel 22.
TUNE IN AT 6 pm this Saturday, March 21,Comcast ch. 11, Frontier ch. 22! We'll talk with Troutdale mayor Doug Daoust and Troutdale city councilor John Wilson about Troutdale's proposed police department merger with the Multnomah County Sheriff. Have questions about the merger? We'll get your answers! -Why now? -How much m
We'll talk with Troutdale mayor Doug Daoust and Troutdale city councilor John Wilson about Troutdale's proposed police department merger with the Multnomah County Sheriff. TUNE IN AT 6 pm this Saturday, March 21,Comcast ch. 11, Frontier ch. 22! Have questions about the merger? We'll get your answers! -Why now? -How muc
Last month, Troutdale Mayor Doug Daoust introduced a Proclamation that would ". . .recognize the "Springwater Area" and its regional environmental designation in support of volunteer efforts to protect our way of life through the stewardship of natural resources and in so doing, support citizen health
At a recent city council meeting, a group of artists asked the Troutdale city council to donate $160,000 for some sort of monument to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Columbia River Highway. WOW. That’s my first reaction. Maybe I want some of that government largess for myself! Let’s say I
Check out our show about East Multnomah County! It's called East County Now. See our Facebook page for upcoming show times and topics: Facebook.com/eastcountynow. Tomorrow night on East County Now: -Marijuana shop in downtown Troutdale? An ode to 420. -Rob's "Naughty and Nice List" for 2014 -East Portlanders- Th
Comcast online chat. Wanted to change around some services. Lengthy drawn out chat. I continued to state specifically what I wanted. Five times. A net upgrade! An easy sale for Comcast! Blah blah online agent types one more question etc etc. Comcast chat agent gives me a sales pitch for the product I already asked t
It's only October, too early for snow in our part of Oregon. Guess again! Visitors to last night's Troutdale city council meeting experienced not a snow storm, but a snow job of monstrous proportions. Last night, Troutdale Mayor Doug Daoust introduced a Proclamation that would ". . .recognize the "Sp
They're not running against each other, but Troutdale city council candidates David Ripma and Larry Morgan have both posted campaign videos on YouTube. And what about Morgan's opponent, Norm Thomas? Thomas has no campaign video, but we'll discuss his campaign web site. In their videos, neither Ripma or Morgan said anyt
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