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Portland’s Only Event for United Nations World Water Day is Set! Join the Walk for Water on March 22

What are the 3 biggest challenges facing you in your job each day? | American City and County – Take our new poll and tell us your biggest challenges in your job. We’ll share the results in an upcoming issue.

West Linn State of the City address scheduled for next week – Kovash is expected to give the annual mayoral speech around noon at the Oregon Golf Club at 25700 SW Petes Mountain Rd. in West Linn. The event will be part of a West Linn Chamber of Commerce luncheon, which is set to run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Next American City » Buzz » NYC Project Has Residents Making Budget Choices – An experimental new program encouraging direct civic engagement has started in New York City

Shrinking Community Grants Put Cities In A Crunch – Budget cuts approved by Congress in the past two years are trickling down to local communities, and officials there are not happy. They say that reductions in community development block grants will hurt the nation’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.

Oakridge told how its books went red – A forensic accountant says the council was given “false numbers” in setting its budget.

Snohomish launches Blog – Snohomish launches Blog City continues successful social media outreach   Snohomish has launched the “Experience Snohomish”  blog, continuing to add to its social media tools as another way to communicate with residents and visitors interested in Snohomish.

In Defense of Loitering – Cities have tried to ban people from hanging around. This is a big mistake.

Can a Highway Median Become an Alluring Park? – That’s the question in Miami, where a design firm has created a temporary pop-up park, complete with sod and seating.

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