In a short and sometimes heated annual session, the State Legislature set in motion policies that will affect Oregon’s economy, environment and livability for years. At times, our own representatives in Salem found themselves voting in dissent.
At the City Club of Corvallis meeting on Monday, April 11, Senator Sara Gelser and Representative Dan Rayfield will offer a review of the session, their view of
what’s happened and what Oregonians may be able to anticipate for next year’s legislative session. Generous time will be allotted for an audience question-and-answer session.
Public reaction has been strong to several new initiatives: the new minimum wage regime, legislative shifts over land use in Oregon and an upcoming ban on coal-based electricity in the state. This last session also brought important legislation affecting marijuana dispensaries, tourism and sexually based crimes.
In the Oregon Senate, Gelser represents District 8 including Corvallis, Philomath, Albany, Tangent and unincorporated parts of Benton and Linn counties. Rayfield represents District 16 in the House, including Corvallis and Philomath. Both are Democrats.
City Club of Corvallis President Steven Schultz will moderate. He intends to maximize audience participation.
Doors will open at 11:30 at the Boys & Girls Club, 1112 NW Circle. The meeting will begin at 12 noon and conclude by 1:15. A catered lunch (chicken teriyaki with rice; raw vegetable platter with dips; cookies; coffee and tea) is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. To reserve lunch, send email to email@example.com by Friday, April 8.