Walden to hold town hall meetings, discuss travel management plans in Eastern Oregon

By Observer staff March 13, 2014 09:12 am

Beginning Saturday, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, will be in Eastern Oregon for town hall meetings in five counties — Union, Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam and Sherman.

“These town hall meetings are another way I keep in close touch with the concerns of Oregonians,” Walden said. “I will answer questions from attendees and give an update on local issues that remain my priorities, including strengthening our rural communities, promoting access to public lands, protecting private water and property rights and increasing access to quality, affordable health care.”

Walden will also hold a roundtable meeting on travel management plans in La Grande, where he will discuss a bill he is writing to promote forest access for all. This legislation is the result of over a year of conversations with local counties and leading members of the motorized recreation community to craft a bill that can put local communities back in the driver’s seat. The La Grande meeting is set for 9:15 a.m. Monday at AC Power Sports, 10701 Walton Road.

Walden also will hold a Union County Town Hall at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wallowa-Union Train Depot, 300 N. Eight St. in Elgin.