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The goal of our podcasts is to provide timely, relevant information to cities, legislators, media and the public by highlighting and focusing on specific topics in quick-paced, 10 to 20-minute segments. We will discuss policy, legal issues and advocacy matters in a relaxed, conversational style designed to inform and educate while doing so in an interesting and entertaining way.

The goal of our podcasts is to provide timely, relevant information to cities, legislators, media and the public by highlighting and focusing on specific topics in quick-paced, 10 to 20-minute segments. We will discuss policy, legal issues and advocacy matters in a relaxed, conversational style designed to inform and educate while doing so in an interesting and entertaining way.
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The goal of our podcasts is to provide timely, relevant information to cities, legislators, media and the public by highlighting and focusing on specific topics in quick-paced, 10 to 20-minute segments. We will discuss policy, legal issues and advocacy matters in a relaxed, conversational style designed to inform and educate while doing so in an interesting and entertaining way.

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Episodes

Inside the Capitol - Week of May 20, 2019

5/20/2019
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It’s time for Inside the Capitol…your weekly legislative update from the League of Oregon Cities…and now, for a look at what’s happening this week in Salem here is LOC Lobbyist, Scott Winkels. Here are links to the items that Scott mentioned on this week’s episode: HB 2020, SB 2408, HB 2353, and SB 1049 Watch live and archived legislative video here and find the latest LOC Bulletin here.

Duration:00:05:31

EP 19: Cities and Social Media

5/16/2019
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On this episode, I’m joined in the studio by Kevin Toon, LOC Communications Director and Jenna Jones, Intergovernmental Relations Assistant for a conversation about the benefits and challenges of social media and the role the various platforms play at the League and for cities. Show notes: Third-party Building Inspections podcast LOC Resources on Social Media Kevin’s email Jenna’s email

Duration:00:25:29

BONUS Inside the Capitol - LOC Team meets with Governor Brown

5/13/2019
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Welcome to this bonus episode of Inside the Capitol. Here is LOC Legislative Director, Jim McCauley with a quick wrap up of today's LOC meeting with Governor Brown. Show notes: 2019 Legislative Session Information

Duration:00:06:49

Inside the Capitol - Week of May 13, 2019

5/13/2019
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It’s time for Inside the Capitol…your weekly legislative update from the League of Oregon Cities…and now, for a look at what’s happening this week in Salem here is LOC Lobbyist, Tracy Rutten. Here are links to the items that Tracy mentioned in this week’s episode: SB 1049, HB 2408 and HB 3023 Watch live and archived legislative video here and find the latest LOC Bulletin here.

Duration:00:04:59

Inside the Capitol - Week of May 6, 2019

5/6/2019
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It’s time for Inside the Capitol…your weekly legislative update from the League of Oregon Cities…and now, for a look at what’s happening this week in Salem here is LOC Legislative Director, Jim McCauley. Episodes of this micro-cast are recorded every Monday and released the same day so be sure to check out the show notes for links to the bills mentioned as well as a link to the LOC bulletin for up to the minute information. Here are links to the items that Jim mentioned on this week’s...

Duration:00:06:29

EP 18: What is the role of a COG in Regional Government?

5/2/2019
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On this episode, I’m joined in the studio by Sean O’Day, Executive Director of the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments and Brenda Wilson, Executive Director of the Lane Council of Governments for a conversation about the vital role councils of government play in Oregon. Show notes: Lane COG MWVCOG City Focus Podcast – Third-Party Building Inspection Preservation City Focus Podcast – The City of Aurora and 3rd Party Building Inspection Preservation

Duration:00:21:22

Inside the Capitol - Week of April 29, 2019

4/29/2019
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It’s time for Inside the Capitol…your weekly legislative update from the League of Oregon Cities…and now, for a look at what’s happening this week in Salem here is LOC Lobbyist, Scott Winkels. Episodes of this micro-cast are recorded every Monday and released the same day so be sure to check out the show notes for links to the bills that Scott mentioned as well as a link to the LOC bulletin for up to the minute information. Here are links to the items that Scott mentioned on this week’s...

Duration:00:04:44

Inside the Capitol - Week of April 22, 2019

4/22/2019
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It’s time for Inside the Capitol…your weekly legislative update from the League of Oregon Cities…and now, for a look at what’s happening this week in Salem here is LOC Lobbyist, Tracy Rutten. Here are links to the items that Tracy mentioned in this week’s episode: HB 2306, HB 2449, SB 543, and HB 3427 (section 12). Watch live and archived legislative video here and find the latest LOC Bulletin here.

Duration:00:04:52

EP 17: Mid-Session Legislative Update

4/18/2019
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On this episode of the podcast, we’re doing things a little different. As we have hit the mid-point in the 2019 Legislative Session, I wanted to touch base with our Inter-governmental Relations team, so I had each one of them stop by my studio for a quick update on what’s happening with their individual portfolios and give their perspective on how city issues are faring this session. Tracy Rutten: HB 2407, HB 2409 and HB 2414 all died. HB 2769 is moving forward. HB 2408 still needs members...

Duration:00:31:01

Inside the Capitol: News Alert - LOC Calls for PERS Relief for All Employers

4/17/2019
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For immediate release: April 17, 2019 League of Oregon Cities (LOC) Calls for PERS Relief for All Employers Salem, OR— The League of Oregon Cities (LOC) is calling for action this legislative session to address rising Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) rates for all covered public employers. The plan proposed by Governor Brown to the Legislature on Friday, April 12 directed all benefits towards education interests. In her comments, Governor Brown stated that if action isn’t taken to...

Duration:00:03:44

Inside the Capitol - Week of April 15, 2019

4/15/2019
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It’s time for Inside the Capitol…your weekly legislative update from the League of Oregon Cities…and now, for a look at what’s happening this week in Salem here is LOC Lobbyist, Erin Doyle. Here are links to the items that Erin mentioned on this week’s episode: HB 2408, HB 2420, and HB 2684. Watch live and archived legislative video here.

Duration:00:05:16

Inside the Capitol - Week of April 8, 2019

4/8/2019
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It’s time for Inside the Capitol…your weekly legislative update from the League of Oregon Cities…and now, for a look at what’s happening this week in Salem here is LOC Legislative Director, Jim McCauley. Here are links to the items that Jim mentioned on this week’s episode: HB 2408, HB 3023, HB 3379, and HB 2016 LOC Bulletin April 5, 2019

Duration:00:05:39

EP 16: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

4/4/2019
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On this episode, I’m joined in the studio by two experts in emergency preparedness for a conversation about CERT and how it partners with cities throughout Oregon. This program was designed as a grassroots initiative and specifically structured so that local and state program managers have the flexibility to form their programs in the way that best suits their communities. My first guest is Emergency Manager for the City of Salem, Gregory Walsh and then in the second half of this episode, I...

Duration:00:35:21

Inside the Capitol - Week of April 1, 2019

4/1/2019
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It’s time for Inside the Capitol…your weekly legislative update from the League of Oregon Cities…and now, for a look at what’s happening this week in Salem here is LOC Lobbyist, Wendy Johnson. Here are links to the items that Wendy mentioned on this week’s episode: SB 108, HB 2408, HB 2001, HB 2003, SB 10, SB 726, SB 479, SB 383 and HB 2184 LOC Bulletin from March 29, 2019

Duration:00:06:03

Inside the Capitol - Week of March 25, 2019

3/25/2019
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It’s time for Inside the Capitol…your weekly legislative update from the League of Oregon Cities…and now, for a look at what’s happening this week in Salem here is LOC Legislative Director, Jim McCauley. Here are links to the items that Jim mentioned on this week’s episode: HB 2449, HB 2184, HB 3134, HB 3135, HB 3136, HB 3137, HB 3138, HB 2174, and HB 2020 LOC Bulletin from March 22, 2019

Duration:00:04:54

EP 15: Mid-Willamette Valley Homelessness Initiative

3/21/2019
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On this episode, I’m joined in the studio by former Marion County Commissioner, Janet Carlson and Keizer Mayor, Cathy Clark for an in-depth discussion on the Mid-Willamette Valley Homelessness Initiative. Commissioner Carlson and Mayor Clark have been at the forefront of tackling this complex issue in the Mid-Willamette Valley and we discuss the multi-faceted efforts that have been undertaken by a large coalition of partners in the region. Show notes: MWVCOG Homeless Initiative Marion...

Duration:00:22:34

Inside the Capitol - Week of March 18, 2019

3/18/2019
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It’s time for Inside the Capitol…your weekly legislative update from the League of Oregon Cities…and now, for a look at what’s happening this week in Salem here is IGR Lobbyist, Scott Winkels. Here are links to the items that Scott mentioned on this week’s episode: HB 3023, HB 3379, SB 507, HB 2436 and HB 2438 The LOC opposes HB 2016 and urges our members to contact their legislators specifically regarding this bill. LOC Bulletin from March 15, 2019

Duration:00:05:02

Inside the Capitol - Week of March 11, 2019

3/11/2019
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It’s time for Inside the Capitol…your weekly legislative update from the League of Oregon Cities… First off today, IGR Lobbyist, Tracy Rutten joins me for a look at what’s happening this week and some updates from last week in Salem. Also, on this week’s update, IGR Director Jim McCauley stopped by to give a preview of what he’ll be doing in Washington DC as part of a group representing LOC members during his time attending the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference. Here...

Duration:00:06:46

EP 14: Labor Relations in Oregon with LGPI’s Pierre Robert

3/7/2019
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On this episode, I’m joined in the studio by Pierre Robert - Senior Labor Relations Attorney for the Local Government Personnel Institute. In early 2018 LGPI was brought under the auspices of the LOC and as a part of his role with both LGPI and the League, Pierre spends a lot of his time meeting members and providing support for them on matters related to Labor Relations. In this episode, Pierre and I talk about the importance of having an advocate at the bargaining table, what his...

Duration:00:22:37

Inside the Capitol - Week of March 4, 2019

3/4/2019
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It’s time for Inside the Capitol…your weekly legislative update from the League of Oregon Cities…and now, let’s find out what’s happening this week in Salem with IGR Lobbyist, Erin Doyle Here are links to the items that Erin mentioned on this week’s episode: HB 2001, HB 2003, SB 10, SB 621, HB 2408 LOC Bulletin for March 1, 2019

Duration:00:06:23