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 - Second Quarter 2023

Cover Feature 

Bridging the Political Divide

  • How Can Cities Function Effectively Amidst Political Polarization?
  • Local Leaders Address Public Civility, Miscommunication
  • Tools for Fighting Misinformation
  • What Limitations Can Cities Place on Public Comment in a Public Forum?
  • Excluding and Evicting Residents from Public Facilities –
    Is it Ever Right?

Other Features

  • TGM 2023 Grant Application Now Available; Webinar Scheduled
  • Can Municipal Water be Reclaimed to Benefit Your Community?
  • Around the State – City Stories: Talent, Monmouth/
    Independence, Redmond, Lowell, Ontario, Hillsboro

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