Discussion got hot and heavy both for and against the Grande Ronde River Greenway Project at a hearing this week, before Island City’s city council. People living near the area of the proposed route expressed fear that having a public path close to their homes will cause problems. Supporters of the plan however, say the Greenway would draw in visitors, boost the local economy, and improve the quality of life of residents. Separate hearings on several other options are planned for sometime over the next two weeks.