Jim Day

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Participants in Tuesday's vision and climate action forum at Corvallis High School voted for goals to pursue by using dots.

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A Corvallis High jazz combo was one of three Corvallis School District musical ensembles that performed at Tuesday's vision and climate action event.

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Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber addresses participants in a community event focused on the city's vision and climate action work on Tuesday at Cor…

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Sign-carrying members of the Corvallis local of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union filled the downtown fir…

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Sign-carrying members of the Corvallis local of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union filled the downtown fir…

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Members of Corvallis' American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees bargaining unit carried signs outside the downtown fire sta…

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The main loop trail at the Chip Ross Natural Area will be closed periodically this week as crews add rock to the trail surface to improve the …

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FLF: Thanks for the note. It is my understanding that as long as the property remains city-owned it will be eligible for city services such as sewer, water and bus service. But should private interests buy the property to remodel it for a shelter and other services any remodeling and land us…

Dude! Thanks for the note and for reading my blog. Mr. Meyer and I have exchanged notes and I have read the pieces you note. And nowhere in my story do I call Heimlich a convicted felon.

DT: Thanks for reading the story. Yes, we conducted background checks on all of the other candidates for Board of Commissioner. Links to the information are above on the left side.

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JD

DA: Thanks for the note and for reading my story. The advisory board member where I met with Director Emery has nothing to do with park operations.

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JD

Corvus: Thanks for the note and for reading my story. Couple of thoughts: First, Casey Denson has been in town for decades. Hardly an out of state interest. Also, doesn't putting student housing closer to campus limit commuting and traffic issues and they have their own parking on site.

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Phil: Thanks for the note. Defined benefit pensions, i.e., PERS is a state run program. The city is not able to alter the benefits or structure of the PERS system for their employees.

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JD

Sunrise: It is a state requirement.

DA: Thanks for the note. As I reported Dec,. 17 the city spent $77,400 fighting the series of Timberhill legal cases. The city attorney's office handled the annexation challenge on a pro bono basis.

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JD

Jim Day here. Thanks for the notes. Adding parking does not violate the ballot measure that passed. That was made clear during the council discussion Thursday. Parking is an accepted use of city park land.

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JD

Scott:

Thanks for the note. I think my story might not have been as clear as it should be. By "save" I meant that folks in town would like to either move the old bridge or perhaps use it as a bike and pedestrian span. Regardless, there still would be a new two-lane earthquake…