03.20.12 The Afternoon Delight



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Concordia University, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods team up to host candidate forum on education – The forum will be held Thursday, March 22, on the Concordia campus, in the lobby of the George R. White Library, 2811 N.E. Holman St. The forum begins at 7 p.m. but doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Clackamas County, Oregon Three-quarters of Clackamas County residents approve of the quality and performance of services being provided by the county and a near majority believe the county is “headed in the right direction” according to a recently completed survey of 400 county residents compiled by DHM Research.

Applicants needed for Accessibility Advisory Committee The City of Bend is seeking applicants for six positions on the City of Bend Accessibility Advisory Committee

Dallas, OR – Official Website – The City of Dallas announces it is seeking citizens interested in serving on the Dallas City Council to fill a vacancy created when Mark McDonald resigned on March 5.



The World’s Weirdest Anti-Loitering Technologies – Do any of these annoying strategies actually work?

Emergency Communications Best Practices – This article focuses on emergency communications by sharing best practices to aid local governments in evaluating current communications plans and future planning.

California cities scramble to avert insolvency – Most troubled local governments in the state have taken drastic steps to cut spending, with city managers asserting they have their arms around the problems. A new, state-mandated mediation process may also help municipalities avoid the worst – though it could force bondholders to accept losses outside the bankruptcy process.

Inside the UGB

Hidden Costs in Police Union Contract Still Piling Up

Bonamici says she’s pessimistic about federal budget

Support a Candidate, Win a Glock

Eileen Brady and Jefferson Smith divide support among state legislators: Portland City Hall roundup

Outside the UGB