12.23.11 The Afternoon Delight

League of Oregon Cities Bulletin – 12.23.11

  • ELGL Announces January Events
  • LOC Board Adopts Liquor Principles
  • OHA Seeks Comment
  • TPR Amendments Adopted
  • New Permit for Pesticides
  • Governor’s Meeting on Timber Payments
  • Clean Water Revolving Fund Loans
  • Testimony Heard on Energy Incentive Program

Read the complete bulletin at Bulletin12-23-11-FINAL

Portland Business Alliance: Check-up on the Portland Region’s Economic Health: How do we achieve our region’s potential?

Through this report, and several more to follow, we want to get a  better understanding of the Portland-metro economy and how it  is performing relative to the U.S. metro average, to other regions and to our own potential.

http://www.bipac.net/oregon/2011_economic_checkup.pdf

Unused Vacation is Costly for Cities

Thousands of government workers for the state’s largest public employers last year cashed in unused vacation time for roughly $2,900, or about three weeks’ additional pay, records compiled by The Arizona Republic show.

http://www.usatoday.com/USCP/PNI/NEWS/2011-12-22-pni1219met-vacation-leavePNIBrd_ST_U.htm

In the Headlines

Wireless Internet for whole city, Port Angeles City Council decides

 http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20111222/news/312229989/wireless-internet-for-whole-city-port-angeles-city-council-decides

Group fights Measure 66 tax break for wealthy

http://www.katu.com/news/politics/Group-fights-Measure-66-tax-break-for-wealthy-136116113.html

Tales from a ride-along: Dispatch system’s new software handcuffs police

  http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2011/12/tales_from_a_ride-along_dispat.html

Curry to go broke by summer

http://theworldlink.com/news/local/curry-to-go-broke-by-summer/article_775b2528-6afd-5f53-9da4-907e763a2e3a.html

Medford’s downtown revitalization: MURA approves list of 14 projects costing $11.5 million to spruce up downtown Medford

 http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111223/NEWS/112230327

 Why urban renewal fires up the 70 percent

http://www.clackamasreview.com/opinion/story.php?story_id=132433415968604600

Thank you, Pat

http://www.columbian.com/weblogs/local-politics/2011/dec/23/thank-you-pat/