Local Focus

The LOC's magazine has topical, in-depth articles that matter to city officials.

Published quarterly, the Local Focus is emailed to more than 7,000 city officials.  Subscribe by emailing loc@orcities.org.

Current Issue - Third Quarter 2022

Cover Feature 

Oregon's Homeless Crisis

  • Partnerships Lead to Unique Strategies
  • A Look Ahead to 2023 for Housing Legislation
  • Pilot Program Establishes Partnerships to Better Serve Oregonians Experiencing Homelessness
  • OMA Establishes a Statewide Homelessness Taskforce
  • Ask LOC: How does my city regulate public property in relation to people experiencing homelessness?
  • LOC Hosting Workshops on Addressing Homelessness in Public Spaces

Other Features

  • 97th Annual LOC Conference
  • DEI Video Training Library Now Available
  • Supreme Court Preview for Local Governments 2022-23
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Emerald Ash Borer In Oregon
  • OregonSaves Deadline Set for March 2023
  • Around the State – City Stories: Talent, Eugene, Toledo, Tigard, Madras and Portland

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