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Mayor's report: The Dalles is starting to roll

Things are happening fast. I rode up the Columbia on the inaugural trip of the sternwheeler, American Empress, last week. It is a gorgeous ship, capable of carrying 250 passengers and it is scheduled to arrive once a week. What I learned is that we need to do a better job of coordinating and welcoming cruise ships to The Dalles.

April 8, 2014 2:37 p.m. read more..

Mayor: Streets, parking and rates Nov. 25

Due to the absence of three council members, only one meeting was held in October. A system is being developed now to track councilors’ availability in the future to prevent this from happening again. The mayor does have the option of calling special meetings if necessary by giving 24-hour notice.

November 21, 2013 12:46 p.m. read more..

Mayor's report: Volunteers vital to community success

When I began writing the monthly Mayor’s report, my goal was to simply report on the actions of city government. I was going to stay away from personal opinions and I certainly was not going to lecture. There comes a time, however, when it’s best to speak your peace.

July 10, 2013 10:28 a.m. read more..

Mayor's report: Multipurpose permits and urban issues

March began with my first trip to Washington D.C. as part of The Dalles Outreach Team. The purpose of visiting Washington twice a year has been to connect with important federal agencies, research funding sources for local projects and strengthen relationships with senators and representatives and staffs from both sides of the river.

April 4, 2013 11:03 a.m. read more..


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