Arnold Strong, a spokesman for the Oregon Military Department
30, the Military Department
several months ago began searching for a different location.
In addition, the neighbors and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center in Portland have filed a complaint in federal court, alleging that the state Military Department
"jumped the gun" by obtaining a state land use permit before it had a formal proposal or completed environmental review, Trotter said.
No representative of the Military Department
attended Tuesday's meeting.
29, the Oregon Military Department
invited the public to a "scoping meeting" to identify environmental issues of concern.
Andrea Warfield, a consultant for the Military Department
who served as the evening's moderator, explained at the outset that the session was intended solely to serve as a vehicle for hearing community comments on the armory proposal - that no decisions or other actions would result.
Over the past eighteen months, a working group consisting of representatives from the Comptroller, Acquisition, Inspector General, and Military Department
audit communities developed a portfolio of internal controls which are appropriate to safeguard Government resources and manage risk associated with the use of the Government Purchase Card within the Department.