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Oct. 3, 2013
I am Darrel Whipple, Rainier, Oregon 97048. I have lived here with my family for forty-three years. You all know me from my school teacher career or my volunteer activities. I am a founder and board member of Friends of Fox Creek in Rainier. I served on the county’s Reduce Illegal Dumping Task Force; I continue to serve as vice-chair of the Lower Columbia River Watershed Council and vice-chair of the Columbia County Cultural Coalition Board. But this year is the first time I have actively tried to influence the outcome of the Port District elections, or of a county administrative procedure – this rezoning of farmland to industrial at Port Westward.
As I testified in May at the Planning Commission,