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Keeping in touch: Notes from the Mayor

Mayor Lucy VinisThis blog aims to nurture our conversation and understanding of the issues before us. Every week, I will provide a weekly update on the activities in the city government, my activities as mayor, and brief reflections on progress, opportunities and challenges. You are invited to respond with reactions, insights and questions. We do this work together.

Sep 30

September30, 2022

Posted on September 30, 2022 at 3:01 PM by Sara McKinney

It has been two weeks since I last wrote, so I will try to cover more issues in fewer words than usual.  

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Sep 16

September 16, 2022

Posted on September 16, 2022 at 4:48 PM by Sara McKinney

Council returned on Monday from its summer break to launch immediately into discussions of broad and significant impact: the Riverfront Urban Renewal District; the state’s rules for Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities; and the City’s current condition both financially and with respect to our city workforce.  

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Aug 19

August 19, 2022

Posted on August 19, 2022 at 12:31 PM by Sara McKinney

Council is on break in August, but the month is still action-packed.

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Aug 01

July 29, 2022

Posted on August 1, 2022 at 4:30 PM by Sara McKinney

I had a newspaper interview at the beginning of the week about OR 22 in which I described myself as feeling a “lightness of being” that the 10-day international event had successfully closed. 

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Jul 23

July 23, 2022

Posted on July 23, 2022 at 2:14 PM by Sara McKinney

Council is rounding the corner on the last few meetings and decisions before our summer break – and as often happens, we are closing out with bang.

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Jul 08

July 8, 2022

Posted on July 8, 2022 at 3:05 PM by Sara McKinney

We continue to live in a societal roller coaster with joyous moments crashing against trauma.

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Jul 01

July 1, 2022

Posted on July 1, 2022 at 8:01 PM by Sara McKinney

Every year the last week in June is a critical deadline because the last day of June marks the end of the City’s fiscal year and the deadline for passing the coming year’s budget.

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