Tuesday, October 10, 2006
DALLAS -- Cities across Oregon have designated Thursday, Oct. 19, as "City Hall Day." In 20 host cities, city officials will lead forums with legislators and candidates to discuss issues that support the economic vitality of Oregon communities.
Representatives from Dallas, Falls City, Sheridan, Willamina, Halsey, Harrisburg, Jefferson and Monroe have been invited to participate in a 6:30 p.m. forum hosted by the City of Dallas at the Civic Center, 945 SE Jefferson St., in Dallas. The public is invited.
Among those in attendance will be incumbent State Rep. Brian Boquist and challengers Jason Brown and Paul Delany.
The event will provide an opportunity for city officials, state lawmakers and legislative candidates to share ideas and perspectives before the 2007 legislative session begins. Issues discussed will include land use, funding for cities, and the potential impact of initiatives.
"City officials know best the issues that impact their communities," said Dallas Mayor Jim Fairchild. "Local officials have been elected to represent their communities, and legislators are elected to represent the same constituents. City Hall Day will ensure that local officials, legislators and candidates are able to work together at the local level for the betterment of citizens."
DALLAS -- The Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce has invited the candidates for sheriff, county commissioner, mayor and city council to speak at a "Meet the Candidates" program over lunch on Monday, Oct. 16, at the Dallas Civic Center.
The office holders and seekers will each talk briefly and will be available for questions afterwards. The Polk County road bond measure, addressed by Commissioner Mike Propes, and the Chemeketa Community College bond measure, addressed by CCC President Gretchen Schuette -- will also be discussed.
The catered luncheon (cost: $8) will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. For more information: 503-623-2564.