April 21, 2020

Prudent Planning with Proper Priorities

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After years of riding on the coattails of a booming national economy with low unemployment, the State of Oregon is now in a world of hurt. The impact of the coronavirus and resulting forced government closures of business have caused a record number of unemployment claims to be filed. Because Oregon has no sales tax, it is highly reliant on…

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March 31, 2020

Leadership in Times of Crisis

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Now, more than ever, citizens need to know that their local governments and the officials in them have adequately prepared for any disasters that may arise. That is one of the many reasons why I became certified through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). When I served as Clackamas County Commissioner from 2013 to 2017, I realized that there was…

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