Year: 2011

  • Rhys Thomas Science Circus

    Rhys Thomas Science Circus

        Terrific Tuesdays at the West Linn Library are wonderful for families.  Rhys Thomas Science Circus is one of the best shows for kids and adults alike.  Check out his webpage when he will be back in West Linn.

  • Police Station Bond Passed

    Police Station Bond Passed

    What a week!!  After a year of hard work from deconstructing the failed 2010 bond, looking at every option for a new recommendation, talking to citizens, walking multiple properties to find the right one, and knowing that our first responders are vulnerable in their current station, this was one of the greatest victories.  On my way…

  • No Proof of Mismanagement

    No Proof of Mismanagement

    On the budget committee we take allegations of financial mismanagement seriously.  We have all worked hard to restore the trust and confidence of our citizens and outside credit rating agencies.  Karen Hensley and I researched the percentage of the arts fund and concluded there were no misappropriations or mismanagement. Text of article published in the…

  • West Linn One of the Best Places to Live?

    West Linn One of the Best Places to Live?

    In a short word, Yes!  I am not the only one to think so, Money Magazine ranked West Linn in their top 100  American cities.  And really it is no surprise.  West Linn is a wonderful city for everyone; for families, there are many different activities to choose from and family friendly events; for empty…

  • City Council Moves Police Station Bond to Vote

    City Council Moves Police Station Bond to Vote

    After months of hard work, walking many sites, and talking to many different stakeholders, I am very pleased that the council has moved forward and approved our recommendation.  Our original recommendation was to ask for $8.9 million and the approved version reduces it further to $8.5 million.  The current police station is unfit, and unsafe.…

  • Responsible City Budget

    Responsible City Budget

    After much deliberation, the Budget Committee approved the $75 million biennial budget.  The final budget document was modified and included additional neighborhood association funding as well as the elimination of electric vehicle charging stations.  West Linn continues to operate under with one of the lowest debt margins and an upgraded credit rating.  This budget reflects…