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A draft version of the city’s new vision statement will be released at a special Corvallis City Club session at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

The panel that will discuss the Imagine Corvallis 2040 draft includes Ward 1 Councilor Penny York, Ann Mbacke and Curtis Wright of the project’s steering committee and Doug Zenn, a consultant who has been working with the city on the project. Longtime community activist and elected official Kent Daniels will moderate.

The session will include time for feedback and questions. The meeting is free and registration is not required.

In other public meetings:


• Ward 5 Corvallis Councilor Mike Beilstein will be the government comment corner guest from 10 a.m. to noon at the library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave.


• The Philomath City Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 980 Applegate St. Councilors will discuss the city’s response to Senate Bill 1573, a bill signed by Governor Kate Brown in March that limits voter-approved annexations. The council also will hold a work session at which it will discuss development options in heavy industrial and industrial park zoned properties.


• The task force working on the Corvallis City Council goal of a climate action plan meets at 5 p.m. at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 S.W. Madison Ave. Task force members will discuss an update on the project and hear a presentation on the city's participation in the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition.

• The Corvallis King Legacy Advisory Board meets at 5:15 p.m. at Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 N.W. Highland Drive.


• A meeting to discuss unimproved streets in Corvallis will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Western View Center, 1435 S.W. 35th St.

• The League of Women Voters of Corvallis holds its 66th annual meeting at 6 p.m. at the library. Dinner is at 6 p.m., the annual meeting is at 7 p.m. and the after-dinner guest speaker is Corvallis City Manager Mark Shepard.


• The Sierra Club and Our Children’s Trust are hosting a Youth Climate Speak-Out at 7:30 p.m. at the library. Student speakers include Portland sixth-graders Jeremy Clark and Charlie Abrams, creators of the Two Green Leaves blog; the Corvallis High “green team”; the South Eugene “earth guardians”; and a group from the Academy of Arts & Academics in Springfield. Coreal Riday-White, staff attorney with Our Children’s Trust, also will give a presentation.

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