Mayoral Debate Slated, 9/11 at Noon

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This year’s contest for mayor is both a study in contrasts among candidates, and more prescient than usual. Whoever takes the seat will lead during a time of long-term decision concerning homelessness, law enforcement, a proposed urban renewal district for … Continued

The Promise of Cluster Housing


  RISING PRICES for land and housing have contributed to a shortage of affordable workforce housing in Corvallis. The factors behind this trend include population growth and the availability of developable land. Among the proposed solutions is a style of high-density … Continued

Is Putting a Price on Carbon a Solution to Global Warming?


When: 7 to 9 pm, Wednesday, May 16 Where: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Despite tree planting programs, advances in renewable energy and appeals to use public transportation instead of personal vehicles, carbon continues to accumulate in the atmosphere. While useful … Continued

Town Halls: Six County Commissioner Candidates Meet

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Seeking votes in the May 15 primary election, six county commissioner candidates will argue their cases at two City Club Town Halls set for April. The eventual victor will inherit a confluence of county problems now coming to a head. Affordable … Continued

Vital Signs 2: Healthy Relationships in Long-Term Support


When: Thursday, April 5, 7 pm Where: Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Ave. At the City Club of Corvallis meeting on March 13, Helen Kao, MD, of Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care, and Jason Wallis, MS, of Fitness Over 50, showed … Continued

Vital Signs: Effective programs for aging adults


If you missed these presentations, you can listen to them here: Helen Kao (23 minutes) Jason Wallis (17 minutes) As Baby Boomers enter their seventies, educators and health-care professionals are tracking the results of programs intended to help older adults maintain health and wellbeing. … Continued

Scientists’ Warning to Humanity — The rest of the story


Note: The talk described below is available on the City Club of Corvallis YouTube channel.  When Oregon State University professor Bill Ripple and colleagues published a viewpoint article in the journal BioScience last fall — Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A … Continued

Measure 101 — Covering the Oregon Health Plan


OREGON VOTERS will cast their ballots by January 23 in a special referendum on a health-care tax assessment adopted by the State Legislature in 2017. City Club members and area residents will have two opportunities on January 9 to hear presentations and ask … Continued

Innovation in Corvallis — What’s the big deal?


CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE CORVALLIS ECONOMY often bring up a few key factors: innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. The community ranks among the top cities in the country for patents and Ph.Ds. per capita. And as the home to a global leader in … Continued