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2019 State Legislative Proposals

Oregon’s 2019 legislative session began this week. Among the many issues that will be discussed in Salem, the Levee Ready Columbia partnership has worked with local legislators to introduce several bills: First, Senate Bill 254/House Bill 2323 authorize Business Oregon’s Infrastructure Finance Authority (IFA) to award more grants from the Special Public Works levee assistance subaccount.

US Army Corps December Open Houses

Thanks to everyone who came out for the US Army Corps of Engineers’ open houses in December! If you couldn’t make it to the meetings but would like to review the Corps’ presentation, it is available here. We are always happy to share questions, comments, and concerns with the Corps or you can contact them

Launching the New Start

This week marked an important moment for Levee Ready Columbia and the Drainage Districts. On Wednesday, we celebrated the official launch of the US Army Corps of Engineers New Start Feasibility Study with a signing ceremony at Fairview City Hall. During the ceremony, Colonel Aaron Dorf, Commander of the Portland District of Army Corps, and Reed Wagner,

“Levee project wants regional taxing district to protect area from Columbia River floods” – LRC in Portland Tribune

February 15, 2018 – “Massive flood damages after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy caused the federal government to rethink its flood safety standards, which are pegged to flood insurance. The challenging new requirements prompted a multi-year project, led by Levee Ready Columbia, to upgrade the 27-mile levee system to meet higher federal standards.” Read the