City needs ‘economic SWAT team’

City needs ‘economic SWAT team’

Published in the West Linn Tidings and Oregonian: On June 2, the West Linn City Council approved the regulatory streamlining project. This project lays the groundwork for solid economic development in West Linn. There are several significant changes in this project...
Preserve nature area, but follow due process

Preserve nature area, but follow due process

Published in the West Linn Tidings and Oregonian: There is a gem in West Linn – the White Oak Savanna. The 14-acre park boasts a stand of rare white oaks and at the top of its slope, a stunning view of the Willamette River and the Willamette Narrows. As you walk the...
Let’s Focus on the Positive in 2014

Let’s Focus on the Positive in 2014

Published in the West Linn Tidings and Oregonian: 2013 was a very productive year for West LInn – ranging from breaking ground on the new police station, to celebrating our West Linn Centennial.  To be effective as a leader, one needs to work effectively on a...
Arch bridge planning gets underway

Arch bridge planning gets underway

Published in the West Linn Tiding and Oregonian: I was very pleased when Oregon Metro granted the city of West Linn $220,000 for Oregon City-West Linn Arch Bridge area master planning efforts. At the Monday, Sept. 9, city council meeting, Metro Councilor Carlotta...
Prepare for Emergency with your Neighbors

Prepare for Emergency with your Neighbors

Published in the West Linn Tiding and Oregonian: Happy Fourth of July to you and your family! It is my honor to serve as your city councilor. I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to an amazing public safety program called “Map Your Neighborhood.” This program is...
Connecting teens to City Hall

Connecting teens to City Hall

One of my goals as Councilor is to inspire our younger generation to be future leaders.  I reached out to West Linn High School to team up with students to help cover events and write about it.  They are my eyes and ears and have a direct link to me.  The relationship...
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