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B-24 60th Anniversary Event

During World War II, a B-24 bomber crashed in the Czech Republic.  It crashed minutes away from my Grandfather's home.  Out of the 11 member crew, only one airman, Ray Noury, survived the crash.  The town celebrated the 60th anniversary of the crash by honoring the...

Don’t Sit on the Sidelines

We all live busy lives, but there are certain things that should not be ignored or taken for granted - our fundamental right is to stand up and be heard. Being involved in the City gives you the voice and chance to make a positive difference in our community. Let's...

The Iconic NSX Is Coming Back

Acura was one of the first automakers to offer a street legal super car at a reasonable price.  The design and performance of the original NSX are timeless and it still wows people as one drives by today.  Acura debuted a new concept car that will hit the production...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...