70 episodes

The goal of our podcasts is to provide timely, relevant information to cities, legislators, media and the public by highlighting and focusing on specific topics in quick-paced episodes. We will discuss policy, legal issues and advocacy matters in a relaxed, conversational style designed to inform and educate while doing so in an interesting and entertaining way.

City Focu‪s‬ League of Oregon Cities

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The goal of our podcasts is to provide timely, relevant information to cities, legislators, media and the public by highlighting and focusing on specific topics in quick-paced episodes. We will discuss policy, legal issues and advocacy matters in a relaxed, conversational style designed to inform and educate while doing so in an interesting and entertaining way.

    EP 41: Property Tax Reform

    EP 41: Property Tax Reform

    In this episode, LOC lobbyist Mark Gharst discusses the League’s legislative priority on Property Tax Reform. The League will take a leadership role in forming coalitions with the business community and other local government partners to help draft and advocate for both comprehensive and incremental property tax reform option packages that are consistent with principles adopted by its board of directors.

    • 28 min
    EP 40: Comprehensive Infrastructure Package

    EP 40: Comprehensive Infrastructure Package

    In this episode, LOC lobbyists Jenna Jones, Jim McCauley, and Tracy Rutten discuss the League’s legislative priority on the Comprehensive Infrastructure Package.

    • 32 min
    EP 39: Housing and Services Investment

    EP 39: Housing and Services Investment

    In this episode, LOC lobbyist Ariel Nelson discusses the League’s legislative priority on Housing and Services Investment. The League will support increased investments for affordable housing, homeless assistance, and related services including funding for shelter, homeless services, case management, rent assistance, the development and preservation of affordable housing, and permanent supportive housing.

    • 24 min
    EP 38: COVID-19 Economic Recovery Investments

    EP 38: COVID-19 Economic Recovery Investments

    In this episode, LOC lobbyist Mark Gharst discusses the League’s second legislative priority, COVID-19 Economic Recovery, and Investments.

    • 19 min
    EP 37: Mental Health Service Delivery

    EP 37: Mental Health Service Delivery

    In this episode, LOC lobbyist Scott Winkels discusses the first of six League legislative priorities for 2021 – Mental Health Investment. The League will advocate for adequate resources to protect and enhance the services available to persons suffering from mental health conditions.

    • 19 min
    EP: 36 Bridging the Urban/Rural Divide

    EP: 36 Bridging the Urban/Rural Divide

    We have been on a hiatus for a while and are delighted to be back in production beginning with this episode. Bridging the Rural/Urban Divide was presented at our annual conference as a panel session and we wanted to share it as a podcast too.

    So, join us for a discussion with two city leaders on reducing the divide between urban and rural communities and learning to work together for common goals.

    • 35 min

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