Letters to the Editor - October 18, 2023 Edition


October 18, 2023

Dear Editor,

Here is another way to look at Linn County’s requirements for new driveways. Other areas have been there, done that.

After many years of requiring paved surfaces, government officials in urban areas are dealing with the consequences. Facing the challenges of drought, energy shortages, and rising temperatures, they have new recommendations for homeowners and businesses.

#1 If the rain falls on your property, keep it on your property.

Eliminate rainwater runoff by replacing hard surfaces with permeable ones that let rainwater soak into the ground. That reduces the load on sewe...

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