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Tag: AWC

Seeing Red Ink

November 16th, 2010

The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) held its annual Legislative Committee Meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in SeaTac Tuesday morning. Gov. Christine Gregoire’s legislative director, offering the governor’s perspective on the 2011 Legislative Session, presented not just a gloomy picture, but a dismal one.

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Vancouver’s Renaissance

June 28th, 2010

Yesterday I went on a walking tour with Vancouver, Washington’s assistant city manager Eric Holmes. And forgive me if I report in cliché: It was a mind-blowing experience.

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Seatttle wins Judges Merit Award

June 24th, 2010

Seattle is taking home an award, presented at the Association of Washington Cities conference in Vancouver Thursday. The prize is a “Judges Merit Award” from the Governor’s Smart Communities Awards for the Department of Neighborhoods updating of its neighborhood plans.

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What to do when the well runs dry?

June 24th, 2010

Topic A at the 2010 Association of Washington Cities conference, underway this week in Vancouver, WA, is how to handle city finances in lean times. What do cities do when resources are cut drastically, year after year.

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Cities Regroup; Get Ready to Ask Legislators for Help

June 23rd, 2010

Things haven’t been good for cities in this economic down turn. The state long has ignored their plight, mandating programs without giving them resources to comply. And, in tough times, the state has grabbed scarce resources that would have gone to the cities, intent on using the proceeds to solve its own fiscal problems.

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