We are new subscribers to The Chronicle, and have been enjoying the newspaper. So far, we have found the reporting to be thorough, and mostly bipartisan, which is important for a local news organization.
I think the Oct. 26 article, “In Moratorium,” missed the most interesting part of the story, alternative cost-effective solutions that excite the imagination and add value to the community while saving money.
In Silverton, Ore., the famous Oregon Garden does a wonderful job of managing waste water flows, while enhancing the local recreational value of the area, and being cost-effective. Visitors even travel from outside of the state to learn from and enjoy Oregon Gardens. A similar system is used in Arcata, Calif.
This is the type of lower cost alternative solution that should be considered, and should have been included in the article. As we move forward in difficult economic times with additional population pressures and related concerns, we need to think outside of the traditional box. I urge the City of Creswell and The Chronicle, as well as local community members to investigate these types of options further and bring forward solutions that solve economic and social challenges simultaneously.
I’ll look forward to reading more articles in The Chronicle.