Once more: those aren't potholes in your roads, citizens - they're wetland habitat. So don't expect the city to fix them. In fact, if you order up some gravel and fill them in yourselves, they'll come out and order you to remove it - or they'll remove it for you, fine you, and send you a bill for the city workers involved in restoration.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Massive potholes along a gravel stretch of SE Clinton Street in Portland are the source of massive headaches for residents.
Neighbors who live on SE Clinton from 89th Avenue to 92nd Avenue can't rely on the city to make repairs because the neighborhood was annexed by the city of Portland.
Bob Hembree has lived there for the past three decades, and he was under the impression the annexation would lead to access to more services and possibly a paved road.
"All we got was higher taxes," Hembree said. "We didn't get better protection, or a fire district, and we sure as hell didn't get our street improved."
I knew a guy who lived over there, but he moved after the city annexed the area. He could see, as Hembree and other current residents do, that all he was getting was more taxes for nothing.
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Naturally, the PBOT link is dead.
The city annexed our area some years ago, and although our street differs in no way from Taylors Ferry Road a block away, PBOT does no maintenance here. Actually, I've only seen them once on the main thoroughfare.
But the mallards enjoy paddling around in the potholes. So good bird-watching.