Letter: Dubious of reasons for lawsuit

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The fact that David Evans & Associates has filed a lawsuit to block the residents of Vancouver from gaining access under the Freedom of Information Act to the records pertaining to the $30 million in Columbia River Crossing funds that the firm has been paid has left me feeling really uneasy. An Oct. 11 story reported “CRC consultant sues to stop release of records.” What untoward thing do they have to hide?

My mind wonders about these records since our Mayor Tim Leavitt works for PBS Engineering as an engineer and his firm is associated with TriMet projects including their contract for light-rail cars, and David Evans & Associates has been contracted for light-rail projects for TriMet as well. This issue begs for a complete investigation before another step is made.

Barbara Cunningham

Vancouver