|Mtg w/ Rep. Blumenauer||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: ann zabaldo (annzprimanet.com)|
|Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 15:32:15 -0500|
My e mail's been down for two days! I met w/ Rep. Blumenauer (Democrat OR) on Wednesday. For all of you holding your breath hoping he will introduce legislation to finance cohousing nationally, you can exhale now. Being from Oregon, Blumenauer is quite familiar w/ cohousing. One of my purposes in meeting w/ him was to discuss how he could use cohousing as his model when talking about his favorite agenda item: liveability standards for urban neighborhoods. He thought this a mildly interesting idea. Another purpose was to enroll him in promoting cohousing as a viable alternative in revitalizing urban neighborhoods. Also produced mild interest. I would characterize our 15 minute meeting as...polite. However, about 6 minutes into the meeting he asked if there is a national organization on cohousing from which he could get information easily. Well pshaw! Lacking an official body I gave him Don Lindeman's name and number. Sorry Don... I had a longer talk w/ his legislative assistant, Michael Harrison, who specializes in housing issues for the congressman. He said Blumenauer would be interested in any federal disincentives to creating cohousing -- that is -- are there federal rules, regs, etc. which penalize the development of cohousing communities? Blumenauer's thrust in congress seems to be the elimination of federal rules that create disincentives in a number of areas chiefly transportation. Anyone have any ideas? Thank you to one and all who e mailed me, talked w/ me, sent information, etc. Even tho' our meeting was short I left the information you all sent me -- which was good stuff! -- and I believe his assistant will read it as he sounded pretty interested. Thanks again! See some of you in Seattle! -- _________________________ Best -- Ann Zabaldo Liberty Village Cohousing annz [at] primanet.com
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