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Welcome to City Focus - the Offical Podcast from the League of Oregon Cities

Dec 19, 2019

Charges for the use of a city’s right of way take many forms and are often dependent on a city’s size, location, and history.  In general, larger cities and those in the Metro region tend to have the most complex franchise agreements, as well as the most unique sources of franchise revenue.  Universally,...


Dec 5, 2019

In this episode of City Focus LOC Executive Director Mike Cully joins Paul Aljets from Aljets Consulting for a discussion on City Financial Data from CAFRs (or Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports) as well as the upcoming Census in 2020. Mike and Paul breakdown the numbers and drill down into some specific data...


Nov 21, 2019

For three days in late October, LOC staff accompanied and supported board members in Washington, D.C as they advocated for city priorities at the federal level. These issues included: comprehensive infrastructure investment, FAST Act reauthorization, affordable housing, and broadband investment and policy....


Nov 7, 2019

On this episode, I’m joined in the studio by Katie Kammer, Pre-loss Attorney and host of Kammersations the Podcast for CIS for a fascinating conversation about the laws that protect employees against harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Katie is an engaging speaker on this topic and our conversation focuses on...


Sep 19, 2019

In honor of National Preparedness Month, we are rereleasing Episode 16 of City Focus, featuring Emergency Manager for the City of Salem, Greg Walsh and Salem CERT Senior Trainer and Logistics Officer, Terry Pickett.

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and...