Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt calls CRC death ‘a travesty’

This will become known as one of the largest failures to act in recent history in the United States… The demise of this infrastructure project represents a colossal failure by our state Legislature, led by a few off-base state senators, unfortunately two of which are from Southwest Washington.

— Excerpt from Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt’s 2014 State of the City address. Leavitt took direct aim at Clark County Republicans Don Benton and Ann Rivers for their role in the demise of the Columbia River Crossing project, which would have replaced the Interstate 5 bridge linking Oregon and Washington.