Citizen group rises to oppose Westside plan

A new citizen group has formed to oppose the proposed City of Hood River’s Westside Concept Plan.

“For most Hood River citizens, our city is a place where everyone is safe and boasts an exceptional quality of life. Our many ‘Best Places to Live’ awards remind us of that,” said Citizens for Responsible Development spokeswoman Kristi Chapman.

“The proposed Westside Area Concept plan (WAC) puts this at risk. It will significantly change Hood River and our surrounding communities, and severely challenge our already strained and underfunded infrastructure — and few citizens even know about it,” she said.