State Reps. Dan Rayfield and Andy Olson of Albany will host a town hall to discuss Oregon’s legalization of recreational marijuana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave.

Also on hand will be Corvallis Police Chief Jon Sassaman and Steven Marks, executive director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

Rayfield and Olson, who is a member of the legislative committee overseeing implementation of Measure 91, the initiative that legalized marijuana, will kick off the event with a summary of legislative action. Sassaman will discuss enforcement at the local level, and Marks will provide an overview on state regulations.

In other public meetings:


• Ward 4 Corvallis Councilor Barbara Bull will be the government comment corner guest from 10 a.m. to noon at the library.


• The Corvallis City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown fire station, 400 N.W. Harrison Blvd. The council is expected to act on possible utility rate increases, a new contract for the city’s 9-1-1 dispatch workers and initiate a review of proposed comprehensive plan amendments that the city might have to adopt to tackle the renewal of Oregon State University’s District Plan.

• The League of Women Voters Corvallis is hosting a 7 p.m. forum on campaign finance reform at the library. The key presenter will be Normal Turrill, president of the LWV in Oregon.

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• The Corvallis Historic Resources Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown fire station. No public hearings are scheduled. The commission will hear a presentation from Ward 1 Councilor Penny York about work on a new vision and action plan and review memorial sign and tablet guidelines.


• The Corvallis task force working on the council’s sustainable budget goal meets at 8 a.m. at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 S.W. Madison Ave. The panel will discuss revenue and expenditure scenarios and hear an update on the city's PERS obligations.


• The Corvallis Civic Beautification and Urban Forestry Department Advisory Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Parks and Recreation Department, 1310 S.W. Avery Park Drive.

• The Community Services Consortium is hosting a community conversation on race and inclusion from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Albany City Hall, 333 S.W. Broadalbin St. The Fair Housing Council will make a presentation at the forum on the history of discrimination in Oregon. Pizza will be served. Those planning to attend should RSVP to Pegge McGuire (pmcguire@communityservices.us) so that organizers can order enough food.

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• Ward 3 Corvallis Councilor Zach Baker will be the government comment corner guest from 10 a.m. to noon at the library.

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