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Earning a Raise Requires Earning Trust First

October 2nd, 2015 1 Comment

Voters taxed themselves (twice) to expand the park system. Voters approved the money with relatively few restrictions, trusting city officials to be inventive and opportunistic. The city has leveraged those funds with creativity and consistency.

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Campaigning Builds a Skill Most of Us Lack

March 27th, 2015 6 Comments

Knocking on all those doors teaches someone certain things about this community — and about themselves — that you and I may not know. A good politician can be like a tuning fork, quickly finding the frequency that communicates with the most clarity.

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Councilors Should Let Others Do Their Homework

June 13th, 2014 No Comments

Everyone pushed beyond their comfort zones and learned how to identify the values we all share when we “envision Eugene.” Some would say the group itself did something miraculous. Conservationists and developers broke bread together.

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All I Want for Christmas is My Two City Councilors

December 20th, 2013 8 Comments

Too often voters choose a radical departure from whatever ideology last held power, producing bipolar-like mood swings in the body politic. Having three council members who won city-wide campaigns would provide ballast — a weight in the center — to lessen those swings.