I promise not to make this a political blog. I’m clicking my heels together as I say this.
As the title of this blog post sez: I Can’t Contain Myself.
Floyd Holcom (recently appointed port commissioner) has recently made some interesting statements in a recent article from a local newspaper.
Port Commissioner Floyd Holcom, the Port’s treasurer, said as a public agency the Port needs first and foremost to pursue its mission under Oregon law to create jobs and economic development.
“The economy here has got to survive on something other than retirees,” he said. “It has nothing to do with the balance sheet. This is about the long-term vision for our community.”
So Floyd, my question. Are jobs more important than the balance sheet at the port? According to your statement they are. If that is the case, you might take a hard look at GM, Chrysler, and Ford. They all have similar philosophies.
One big difference – The feds aren’t going to bail you out.
So do us taxpayers a favor. Abandon your pursuit of Tongue Point. The price is too high and the port can’t afford it.