Our Community vs. Outside Interests? Some Opinions.

The Port Orford News recently published a letter to the editor from a local resident and business owner that contained some provocative language and ideas about the effluent question.

Letter to P.O. News, July 13, 2016

Two letters of response were subsequently published in the next issue.

Letters to P.O. News, July 20, 2016

And a letter from Oregon Coast Alliance was published in the week after that.

Letter to P.O. News, July 27, 2016

If there are more in the coming weeks, they will also be posted here.

On July 21, the City Council, as expected, approved (at its second and final reading), the ordinance amending the Wastewater Master Plan to “make the effluent available to those who present feasible applications to the City.” Language prohibiting any applicant’s resale of effluent, added last month, did not appear in the final version. The amendment will be posted here when the official version becomes available.