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I agree whole-heartedly with "4ResponsibleGrowth". I am a resident of Cornelius, one of the areas of heated discussion tonight. I'm not surprised to hear the opponents of growing OUT. More of the same arguments and/or NOISE. I'll take a different approach though. If the recession has taught us anything, that is, we live in very uncertain times. Most all of us are asking ourselves, how will we pay for this or that? That includes just about everyone, cities, states, and the US as a whole. Now, what we do know is, we all love Portland - bc we care enough to write comments on this page... :) .... we also know that its forecasted that as many as 1 million more ppl will be coming to this region of the US. Now they won't all be independently wealthy, right? They need good high-paying jobs to sustain themselves here. My story is exactly that...5 years fresh out of college...came here PRIMARILY because of a JOB - to work for Intel and SECONDLY attracted by the coast/Mt. Hood/Downtown Portland/The Gorge/Wineries/Breweries you name it...and viola...2 years later I bought my home...how is this possible? Some intelligent ppl 30 years ago decided for me that Intel should make their home here and expand over the years ... and some other intelligent ppl decided that the buildings or areas where I eat/sleep/work/shop and play in should be developed...at one time or another they were someones farmland, backyard, or vista. Let's live in this reality and make 'smart' choices...and welcome our future/fellow neighbors, commuters, and coworkers. God Bless & Happy Holidays.
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