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    News from the desk of Tootie Smith

    Investing in Our Communities

    As the chair of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners, one of my most important jobs is to ensure that we spend public resources in

    The Short End of the Stick

    For over 40 years, Clackamas County has lacked the ability to control its own destiny. That’s how long the county and its residents have been

    Is Oregon in Denial?

    I love Oregon. My family has called this state home for multiple generations. In fact, I still live not too far from the farm where

    Putting the Cart Before the Horse

    It’s no secret that I’ve been a vocal critic of Metro throughout the multiple decades of my life as an elected public official. Even prior