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Heroes Act – NLC Needs Your Stories

City Government, Legislation

LOC, May. 22, 2020

The National League of Cities (NLC) is asking city leaders to provide stories related to their collective struggles with lost revenue during this pandemic. The stories will help the NLC with messaging as it builds more bipartisan support for funding across the country.   more


Local Government Coalition Working on CRF Distribution Framework

League of Oregon Cities, Legislation

LOC, May. 29, 2020

The LOC, the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) and the Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO) started work this week as a local government coalition tasked with further developing initial concepts for the distribution of Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF).  more

Astoria backs hotel reopening plan amid pandemic

Mayor, City Council, City Manager

Daily Astorian, Jun. 02, 2020

Properties resume at partial capacity The Astoria City Council on Monday synced up with Clatsop County’s plan to partially reopen hotel and homestay lodging to visitors on Friday and extend a coronavirus... more

Wheeler: No curfew, Brown wrong

City Officials, Mayor

Portland Tribune, Jun. 02, 2020

...several people were on his phone calls with Brown who could confirm the nature of his request. Portland Police Chief Jami Resch said she was always clear that the troops would be used to protect property, not... more

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