Week 41, #1

Our problem is we always think too small. For the last 20 years, we’ve had a friend in Washington, D.C. toiling on our behalf. Slowly but surely, and then suddenly, our friend became powerful. U.S. Representative Peter Defazio is now chair of the subcommittee that doles out road funding for the entire nation. That’s $10 billion each year, maybe more. We need to connect a few dots and our congressman is in the perfect place to help. He’s only waiting for us to get our act together and decide what exactly we all want.

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One of these four ideas will be developed into a column on Wednesday to be published in The Register-Guard on Friday. I’m asking you to help me choose between them. Between now and the end of Tuesday, leave comments here or send me an e-mail if you’d rather be more private. Or, at the very least, RATE the idea (and the others) so I know which one people like best. No promises, though. This ain’t American Idol. But I will post an entry on Wednesday to say which one I’m choosing (and probably why.) I plan to do this each week — often by Friday, but always by Monday, so visit often and tell me which idea intrigues you the most. Thanks!