02.08.12 The Afternoon Delight

Tigard man dies on Mount Hood 

Jared Townsley took this photo after having reached the summit of Mt Hood. This is one of the final photos he took in his short life, and like everything he did – it is perfect

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City of Tigard > City Hall > Boards and Committees > Intergovernmental Water Board – Get Involved: Apply by 2/13 for a position on the Intergovernmental Water Board (IWB)

Hillsboro 2020 VisionSave the date! June 12th: Hillsboro 2020 Vision Town Hall and season opening of Tuesday Marketplace

City of Lakewood, WashingtonMarketing to the Federal Government – Effective Strategies for Business, February 28, 2012 9:00 – 11:30am, Lakewood City Hall Council Chambers

Sen. Merkley Town Halls – Sen. Merkley will hold 8 town halls on February 18-22. Find out if he is visiting a town near you.

11th Annual Heart of the Community Awards Inspire Volunteerism » Portland Society Page – Portland, February 7th. The vibrant volunteer network, Hands On Greater Portland joined forces with the Portland Trail Blazers to honor some of the city’s most outstanding volunteers

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TriMet: Our Initial Budget Proposal – We just released our initial proposal for addressing an expected $17 million budget gap. It calls for some big changes, including a fare increase, a transition to one-way/round-trip tickets, and the elimination of zones (including the Free Rail Zone), as well as some cuts to bus and MAX service. Once again, we want your feedback. You can weigh in using the form on the page linked below.

TriMet budget plan: Longer waits, higher fares, no ‘short hopper’ trips, no Free Rail Zone – Stuck in the mud of yet another budget crisis, TriMet on Wednesday morning proposed sweeping changes that would require higher fares, longer waits at stops and more transfers for riders. “Low ridership” trips on 26 bus routes would be eliminated and 14 lines combined.

TriMet’s proposed service cuts, changes: The full list – On Wednesday morning, TriMet unveiled a slate of proposed bus service reductions that it hopes will help it leave its latest budget crisis in the dust.

Hey City Leaders- Embrace Civic Engagement For Your Communities | Economics of Place – Not long ago, the Michigan Municipal League gathered together some of the state’s most thoughtful thinkers to talk about a new transportation vision for Michigan.

10 Totally Vulnerable Company Towns – We took a look at 10 cities and towns that either are or could become at risk because of their dependency on a single company or specific industry.

What the latest numbers on city segregation don’t tell us – The Urban Institute just released rankings of the U.S.’s 100 largest metro areas by black-white and Latino-white inequality. Using Census data, they gave scores for five factors: residential segregation, neighborhood affluence (for the average black, Latino, and non-Hispanic white), public school quality (for the average black, Latino, and non-Hispanic white student), employment (among working-age adults) and homeownership.


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