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GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

Second vision workshop set for Linus Pauling

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The city of Corvallis will hold the second of its three community workshops on the Imagine Corvallis 2040 project from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Linus Pauling Middle School, 1111 N.W. Cleveland Ave.

The workshops are designed to provide feedback for the city as it works to craft a new vision and action plan. Comments received will also be used to help inform actions on other City Council goals on housing, the budget and climate action.

Today’s workshop will feature two focus areas: how we learn and thrive (education, health and human services and personal growth) and how we create and celebrate (arts, culture and creativity).

The third workshop is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 at the Corvallis Boys & Girls Club.

In other public meetings:

Monday

The Corvallis Economic Development Advisory Board meets at 3 p.m. at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 S.W. Madison Ave.

The Philomath City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 980 Applegate St., for a work session on the regulation of marijuana. The regular council session is scheduled to follow at 7 p.m. On the agenda are a public hearing on citywide zoning changes and a presentation by the Oregon Department of Transportation on the Highway 20 realignment project near Eddyville.

The Corvallis Community Relations Advisory Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Madison Avenue room. The panel, which is working on livability issues stemming from Oregon State University growth, will hear reports from Raphelle Rhoads of the student conduct office and Rob Reff, OSU’s director of the Alcohol, Drug and Violence Prevention. The panel also will discuss and prioritize strategies that are being considered for dealing with town and gown issues.

Tuesday

The Benton County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session at 9 a.m. in the county boardrooms, 205 N.W. Fifth St. The agenda will include an update on economic development, a request for funding for outdoor programs and a budget discussion regarding public outreach for a possible bike and pedestrian path in the Monroe-Alpine area. The board will reconvene at noon in the same location for a public hearing on a code amendment regarding citizen committees. Commissioners will also consider disposing of three pieces of county property.

The Corvallis Housing Development Task Force meets at 6 p.m. at the downtown fire station, 400 N.W. Harrison Blvd.

Wednesday

The Corvallis Sustainable Budget Task Force meets at 8 a.m. at the Madison Avenue room. The task force will review the city’s utility funds.

The Corvallis Arts and Culture Advisory Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Department, 1310 S.W. Avery Park Drive.

The Corvallis Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the downtown fire station. Commissioners will hold a public hearing on comprehensive plan amendments recommended by a task force working on comp plan changes required by the renewal of the OSU District Plan.

Thursday

The Corvallis Parks, Natural Areas, and Recreation Advisory Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown fire station.

Contact reporter James Day at jim.day@gazettetimes.com or 541-758-9542. Follow at Twitter.com/jameshday or gazettetimes.com/blogs/jim-day.

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