THE TROUBLED STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH, April 25 Evening Forum

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Behind all the recent headlines concerning mental health lies a stark statistic, Oregon ranks 49th worst nationally according to Mental Health America. Underneath this jarring number are clients and patients, and practitioners – and all of them seemingly struggling. In … Continued

CITY LIVABILITY TAX LEVY: April 9 Lunch Forum

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In May, voters will decide on a $29 million property tax levy aimed primarily at keeping library and parks department services at their current levels. Some of the dollars raised would also continue funding local social services. To examine the … Continued

CORVALLIS’ FUTURE BUSINESS PROSPECTS, March 12

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The Corvallis business landscape continues to evolve ever faster, as global shifts rearrange whole economic sectors, and we all wonder what future commerce and work will look like, locally. The answers to these questions effect the fabric of our daily … Continued

SOUTH CORVALLIS URBAN RENEWAL VOTE Q&A, Feb. 12

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This March, voters will decide on an Urban Renewal District for South Corvallis – a 30 year plan, with millions of dollars at stake. The plan would affect everything from affordable housing to public safety, and also include commercial development and beautification. … Continued

STATE OF THE CITY LUNCHEON, Jan 8

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Keynote speakers for this year’s State of the City Lunch include Mayor Biff Traber, and School Board Chair Vince Adams. Both these leaders will offer analysis of the past year, each having navigated an array of notably tough issues. Attendees … Continued

HOMELESS SERVICES FORUM, Nov. 13

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  Behind the current headlines, homelessness is a complicated tangle of stories, and a web of area services trying to meet a diversity of needs. Some of the people running these services will be on hand for the next City Club … Continued

THE NEW HATE MOVEMENT IN OREGON, Oct, 23

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Professor Randy Blazak’s extensive research on hate crimes and hate groups, not to mention his regular role as a commentator on everything from NPR to CNN and Al Jazeera, makes his visit to City Club a special event – and … Continued

CANDIDATE DEBATE SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

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Our community is at a crossroads over a broad range of issues, and whoever we elect this year is going to leave marks on our city and county that will likely reach far into the future. Housing and homeless are … Continued