DeFazio

Peter DeFazio

Oregon U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D) has scheduled townhall meetings for Gold Beach and Brookings this month.

A press release from the congressman’s office said the two townhalls will focus on transportation and infrastructure on the southern Oregon coast.

Last fall, DeFazio secured $13 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fund dredging and safety projects in southwestern Oregon. He also secured a $20-million grant to rehabilitate and replace as many as 15 rail bridges along the Coos Bay Rail Line.

And DeFazio’s staff noted he secured a $3-million grant for Southwest Oregon Community College to help build a Health, Science and Technology Building.

The Gold Beach meeting will be Aug. 27, 5-6 p.m., at the Curry Public Library, 94341 3rd St.

The Brookings townhall will be Aug. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the Chetco Community Library, 405 Alder St.

In other public appearances, DeFazio is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit today in Florence.

 His remarks will address the need for investment in and modernization of roads, bridges, ports, airports and wastewater systems, according to his staff.  

Following his public appearances in Gold Beach and Brookings, DeFazio will hold a Coos Bay townhall Aug. 28.

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