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Promoting the Great Outdoors

The latest issue of Local Focus highlights how cities are encouraging recreation and activities in their communities as COVID-19 restrictions are lowered.

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Action Alert – Local Marijuana Tax Increase

LOC, Jun. 11, 2021

One of the LOC’s legislative priorities has a work session next Monday (June 14) and we need your help! Contact your legislators today! more

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Treasury Releases Additional ARPA Guidance for Smaller Cities

LOC, May. 25, 2021

This guidance applies to smaller cities, typically less than 50,000 in population, which will receive ARPA funds through the state as early as mid-June.  more

Two new bills headed to Gov. Brown could change could change how homeless camping is handled Oregon

KOBI NBC 5 Medford, Jun. 11, 2021

One bill requires local governments to give more notice before clearing encampments. The other sets limits on anti-camping policies. Local governments could soon be required to give at least three days’ notice before clearing homeless camps. The House of Representatives passed House Bill 3124 on We more

In Astoria, parklets emerge as an option

City Council, City Manager

Daily Astorian, Jun. 11, 2021

...restaurants to serve customers and turn a profit. The parklet program has stayed a pilot program since the City Council first launched it in 2015. The business owners who have taken advantage of parklets: the pandemic... more

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