Clackamas County commissioners sent a letter to TriMet asking the agency to reconsider the design of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project to stop at the county's border.
The commissioners voted 4-1 on Jan. 31 to make the request of TriMet and the letter was sent Tuesday.
In November, Clackamas County voters approved a ballot measure seeking a public vote before committing resources to finance, design or operate light rail projects within the county.
The board of commissioners' letter said they will seek voter authorization in May before deciding whether to proceed with planned land acquisitions TriMet needs to complete the construction.
"Though we are not certain what the outcome of the vote will be, there is a potential that our voters may not support elements of the project necessary to advance the project all the way to Park Ave. Therefore, we ask that you carefully consider any and all alternatives that terminate the project north of Park Ave., either in Milwaukie or at Tacoma Street," the letter states.
The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project is set to connect downtown Portland, inner southeast Portland, Milwaukie and north Clackamas County.
Construction began on the project's bridge over the Willamette River in July 2011.
The completed Portland-Milwaukie project is scheduled to open in September 2015, according to TriMet.
The letter will be up for public discussion at the commission's business meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City.
Copyright 2013 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.
What do you think of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project?
Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:32 PM EST2013-12-06 01:32:46 GMT
An Amber Alert has been activated in Oregon for a 14-year-old girl from Kennewick, WA. The Amber Alert was first activated in Washington Thursday afternoon. Police said Elizabeth Romero was last seenMore >
An Amber Alert has been activated in Oregon for 14-year-old girl Elizabeth Romero of Kennewick, WA.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 4:55 PM EST2013-12-05 21:55:17 GMT
Donations poured in Thursday for a woman who live-tweeted about a fatal crash, unaware at the time the victim who died was her own husband. Police said Craig Johnson, 47, was driving north just beforeMore >
Donations poured in Thursday for a woman who live-tweeted about a fatal crash, unaware at the time the victim who died was her own husband.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 10:51 PM EST2013-12-06 03:51:59 GMT
A Portland man was sentenced to prison Thursday for transporting a teen girl across state lines for prostitution. Anthony Armstrong, 25, pleaded guilty in August to one count of transporting a minor acrossMore >
Anthony Armstrong, 25, pleaded guilty in August to one count of transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 10:05 PM EST2013-12-06 03:05:35 GMT
Snow is on the way, just not for the Portland metro area. A snowstorm is projected to hit the south Willamette Valley and the Oregon coast Friday. According to Fox 12 Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen,More >
A snowstorm is projected to hit the south Willamette Valley and the Oregon coast, but not the Portland metro area. More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 2:56 PM EST2013-12-05 19:56:09 GMT
Deputies are searching for a 13-year-old runaway who is considered endangered and possibly with a 40-year-old man. Samantha Dodson, 13, of Oregon City, was last seen Tuesday night. Clackamas County deputiesMore >
Authorities say 40-year-old Kelsey McCune is known to make money doing freelance computer work, and he may be carrying large duffel bags and backpacks with camping gear. More >
Friday, December 6 2013 1:28 AM EST2013-12-06 06:28:26 GMT
A second case of disturbing animal abuse has been discovered involving a puppy's mouth tied shut. A man found a puppy in a box with filthy blankets in Kane Park in Gresham at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The puppyMore >
A second case of disturbing animal abuse has been discovered involving a puppy's mouth being tied shut.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:53 PM EST2013-12-06 01:53:30 GMT
Vancouver police want to find a five-month-old baby reportedly taken from a Child Protection Services worker by her parents.It started on Nov. 27 when CPS were supposed to take custody of the child dueMore >
Vancouver police want to find a 5-month-old baby reportedly taken from a Child Protection Services worker by her parents.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 12:39 AM EST2013-12-06 05:39:20 GMT
Brian Clark creates a wreath inside the shop at his farm in southwest Portland.
You could definitely feel the bone-chilling cold across the Portland metro area on Thursday night. Winds were fairly constant in some spots. Brian Clark, who owns a farm near Southwest Miller and BarnesMore >
You could definitely feel the bone-chilling cold across the Portland metro area on Thursday night. Winds were fairly constant in some spots.More >