Pursuant to Senate Bill 256 (2017), OS is facilitating the Willamette Falls Locks Commission (WFLC). Senate Bill 256 established the commission to advise state, local, and regional government agencies on development and implementation of a plan for repair, reopening, operation, and maintenance of the Willamette Falls navigation canal and locks. The commission may recommend formation of an intergovernmental agreement. The commission is also directed to keep the Oregon congressional delegation informed. The work follows on the work of the 2016 Willamette Falls Locks Task Force.
- Public invited to submit comments to Willamette Falls Locks Commission regarding future of the locks. Email comments to Turner Odell at email@example.com.
- Oregon Governor Kate Brown Establishes a Commission to Determine the Fate of 145-Year-Old Willamette Falls Locks. Read the press release (PDF).
December 5, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location to be announced
The Willamette Falls Locks Commission heard public comments at a July 18, 2018, meeting. The following PDF includes a list of those who spoke, copies of written materials submitted at the meeting, and comments submitted electronically.
There will be additional opportunities to present public comment at an upcoming Willamette Falls Locks Commission meeting. Watch this website for details. We will post future public comments in this section.
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