City Hall Day

A forum for state and local policy makers

Cities across Oregon have designated Thursday, October 19, as 'City Hall Day.' In 20 host cities, city officials will lead a forum with legislators and candidates to discuss issues that support the economic vitality of Oregon communities.

In Estacada, City Hall Day will be held at 7:00 PM at the Estacada Public Library, 825 NW Wade Street, Estacada, Oregon. In attendance will be Senator Kurt Schrader, Senator Rick Metsger, Representative Linda Flores, Senate Candidate Carol York, and Representative Candidate Ryan Olds. The event will provide an opportunity for city officials, state lawmakers and legislative candidates to share ideas and perspectives prior to the 2007 legislative session. The public is welcome to attend.

Among the issues discussed will be infrastructure funding, urban renewal, water rights, land use, 9-1-1 tax and local revenue raising authority. As city governments face increasing erosion of their local revenue raising authority and limits on the ability to manage their affairs, City Hall Day represents a proactive approach to raising awareness of these critical issues.

'City officials know best the issues that impact their communities,' said Mayor Bob Austin. 'Local officials have been elected to represent their communities and legislators are elected to represent the same constituents. City Hall Day will ensure that local voices gain the attention of legislators and candidates.'