Statewide Conference Calls for City Leaders

Special Statewide Conference Call - Friday, September 24 at 10:05 a.m.

On our latest statewide conference call, Congressman Peter DeFazio joined us to discuss federal infrastructure funding, and the Governor's Office and Oregon Health Authority provided an update on the state's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Delta variant. 

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Each week from March 2020 through June 2021, the LOC held a statewide conference call with our members and selected partners to discuss topics related to COVID-19, statewide emergencies, funding opportunities and other urgent topics for cities. The calls will now be scheduled as-needed and announced via email and the LOC Bulletin.

For feedback or ideas for future calls, please email ktoon@orcities.org.

Listen to Recent Conference Calls

Friday, August 13 - Special Statewide Call
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Friday, June 25
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Thursday, June 17
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Friday, June 11
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For audio files of previous calls, please contact loc@orcities.org.

Special Conference Calls for City Leaders

Winter Housing and Shelter Call

The LOC hosted a special city leaders conference call on November 13, 2020 focused on shelter and housing. Cities large and small across Oregon are struggling with a lack of shelter and resources to meet the needs of your unhoused residents and serve your communities. 

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COVID-19 "Freeze" & New OSHA Rules

A special statewide conference call was held November 20, 2020 that focused on helping cities meet their obligations under the state’s temporary COVID workplace policies. We were joined by Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood, who explained how to meet the new infectious disease control plans to prevent workplace spread and answered listener questions.

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Funding Resources with Business Oregon

City elected officials and staff were joined on December 18, 2020 by the LOC and Business Oregon for a discussion of assistance programs available to Oregon businesses. 

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New Program for Lodging Tax Administration

A special statewide conference call was held January 22, 2021 with the Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR) to discuss a new option for state administration of local lodging taxes.

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Wastewater Infrastructure Funding Roundtable with Congressman Peter DeFazio

The LOC was joined by Congressman Peter DeFazio on April 2, 2021 for a virtual roundtable discussion of legislation that seeks to help communities upgrade wastewater infrastructure and address local water quality challenges.

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