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Governor’s forum covers gamut of issues

Posted: Friday, Mar 17th, 2017

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown answers questions from area residents during a public forum held Tuesday at Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue. Approximately 200 people attended the town hall meeting. R & R King Logging’s Jennifer Waggoner, center with microphone, asks about the corporate tax level and other issues relevant to the logging industry in Oregon. photos by mark brennan/siuslaw news

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited Florence Tuesday to discuss local economic development initiatives and partnerships. The latter half of her visit included a one-hour public forum, where area residents talked about anything but economic development.

Brown said, “We are envisioning these town hall forums as listening sessions. I’d like to think of them as bringing the state capital to you. We want to hear from you on concerns and issues you have. We’ll take your concerns back to the cabinet and see what we can do to tackle them.”

Two hundred people from Florence, Dunes City, Mapleton and the surrounding areas attended the event, and even though only a handful got the chance to ask questions, the rest of the audience showed their agreement or disapproval with chants, applause and other reactions.

For the complete article see the 03-18-2017 issue.

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