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Lecture at the Bagdad Theater focuses on rebuilding local economies On Thurs., Jan. 26, influential environmentalist, entrepreneur and author Paul Hawken will be at the Bagdad Theater to participate in the “Sustainability: Portland’s Opportunity to Re/Build & Lead” summit.
Clackamas County Commissioners invite the public to an open forum with the Clackamas County Commissioners Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the Clackamas County Development Services Auditorium, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, on the Red Soils campus.
With two major transportation planning projects taking place in 2012, now is your chance to get involved. Help shape the future of walking, biking, driving, and taking transit in Tualatin. Seven Working Groups will be formed, consisting of community members and members from the Transportation Task Force.
In less than three years, Portland had become home to three incubators for tech start-ups—the Portland Seed Fund, backed by various city and state agencies; the Portland Incubator Experiment, backed by Nike Inc.’s advertising agency, Wieden + Kennedy, with sponsorships from Coca-Cola, Target Brands and Google; and Upstart Labs, which is just starting out.
The weekly meetings of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors tend to drag, with some lasting five hours or more. And Board Chairman Zev Yaroslavsky thinks he knows why — members of the public talk too much.
The competition for tax dollars is fierce during hard economic times. Every local government must decide how much to pay for parks, police, fire and emergency, sewers, water, and transportation.
Are cities across the country acting negligently in ignoring the property tax implications of different development types? Joseph Minicozzi thinks so, and he’s done the math to prove it.
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