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Town hall meeting with community, state and local officials set to discuss Cape Kiwanda safety

March 3, 2016

Town hall meeting with community, state and local officials set to discuss Cape Kiwanda safety

Pacific City OR -- State and county officials will meet in Pacific City Thursday, March 17 at 11:15 a.m. to discuss ongoing visitor safety concerns at Cape Kiwanda.

The public town hall, proposed by Oregon Senator Arnie Roblan (Senate District 5, including Coos Bay, Florence, Newport, and Tillamook), will take place at the Cape Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City, and comes on the heels of a series of six fatal falls into the ocean in the past two years in spite of existing fences and warning signs.

Officials with Tillamook County, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, and local emergency first responders will join Senator Roblan to discuss options for addressing the ongoing problems. The community is invited to attend, speak, and listen. The officials will tour the Cape Kiwanda site before the town hall meeting.

The 185 acre Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area opened in 1973 and has minimal development.