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Gorge Hearing Moves To Sept. 9

New date set for legislative oversight committee

A new date has been set for an Oregon legislative oversight committee to hear testimony regarding the operation of the Columbia River Gorge Commission.

The public hearing, originally scheduled for June 26 in Hood River, was canceled when legislators were called to a special session on the state's budget problems.

The rescheduled hearing will be Monday, Sept. 9, starting at 2 p.m. at the Hood River Inn in Hood River.

The hearing was requested by the Joint Interim Committee on Natural Resources, subcommittee on Columbia River Gorge Commission Review. Members of that committee include State Sen. Ted Ferrioli, Rep. Patti Smith, and Rep. Jeff Kropf, who all serve as co-chair.

The Gorge Commission received praise and criticism during the first hearing held March 15 in The Dalles, as Oregon legislators sought to educate themselves on the commission's operations and identify areas of change.

The subcommittee will hear invited and public testimony on Sept. 9. Speakers are asked to present 25 copies of prepared testimony and exhibits to the committee assistant at the time testimony is given.

For more information contact Linda Gatto, administrative support services at (503) 986-1745.

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