Take our code violation survey. What bothers you the most? Is it graffiti, overgrown vegetation or parking issues? Plus we’d like to know what code services are important to you? You can take the survey through the end of the month.
The Salem-Keizer Transit Strategic Plan outlines our goals and objectives for the coming years. These goals and objectives help us realize our mission of “Connecting people with places through safe, friendly, and reliable public transportation services.”
The City of Vancouver is seeking individuals to fill 2 positions on the Building-Fire Code Commission. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2012.
Stay connected by following these Twitter feeds and Facebook pages.Facebook: Wisconsin City/County Management Association-WCMA, N.C. League of Municipalities, Michigan Municipal League Twitter: Tualatin Riverkeeper, Amy Wang, KTVZ NewsChannel 21
In November, Washington state residents voted to take liquor control out of the state’s hands. For years, Costco had been trying to get the state Legislature to do just that. When legislative efforts failed, the Issaquah, Wash.-based retailer poured more than $22 million into an initiative campaign. Costco, already the nation’s largest wine seller, also wanted to sell distilled spirits. In Washington, as in Oregon, the state is the exclusive wholesale provider of distilled spirits, which it sells through state liquor stores to bars, restaurants and individuals.
How many ping-pong balls would fit in the Mediterrean Sea? Can you swim faster in water or syrup? When there’s a wind blowing, does a round-trip by plane take more time, less time, or the same time? Today, a number of companies have taken a page out of the Google playbook and have begun asking interviewees brainteasers, logic puzzles and mind-bending riddles. The question you probably have right now is, Why?
On a recent afternoon at Town Hall, health agent Robert M. Ethier stood before the bulletin board outside his office with a photo in one hand and a stapler in the other. He glanced at the photo: a dilapidated cottage engulfed by shrubs and trees. Windows were cracked. Weeds poked through the overgrown lawn. Paint was peeling from rotting shingles. He shook his head glumly, placed the picture on the board, and with a few staples – ker-chunk, kerchunk! – the run-down little cottage became the latest addition to his “Wall of Shame.’’
Last month the small city of Troy, Michigan, earned some national attention when its local leaders terminated plans for a transit center several years in the making. Troy Mayor Janice Daniels – who somehow kept her job despite posting a strong anti-gay slur on Facebook, and who’s back in the news for another intolerant remark – objected to the transit center on the grounds that she didn’t want to accept $8.5 million in federal funding that would go toward its construction.
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