Government: New City Councilor Orientation, Social Services Budget Meeting Slated 

Council Orientation Session: The City of Corvallis will hold a council orientation session for the incoming council on November 29. This session is being held by the city as an informational session for the incoming council and city representatives. This meeting is open to the public, there will be no public comment period, according to the city. The meeting is set for 4 p.m. at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room. For the agenda and further info, click here. 

Social Services: The Social Services Council Policy Task Force will meet on November 30. To look at possible recommendations regarding continued funding for social services programs throughout the city.  

On the agenda this week the task force will look at the possibility for levy renewal, by looking at a specific percentage of levy income for the services provided in order to obtain more funding for programs.  

Earlier this year, the city received $1 million of general funds from the state to fund programs under the task force. In addition, the county allocated $2 million from one-time state and federal COVID funding to address houselessness. 

The task force was created by the city council back in Sep. 2022 to help draft a policy for Social Services Funding to bring to the city council for approval.  Slated for 4:30 p.m. at the Corvallis Community Center. For more info, click here. 

By Jennifer Williams 

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