Cities across Oregon have designated Sept. 8-12 City Hall Week.
In Mount Angel, City Hall Week will be held on Sept. 8, in the Mount Angel Library Community Room, 290 E. Charles St., beginning at 5 p.m.
The event will provide an opportunity for city officials, state lawmakers and legislative candidates to share ideas and perspectives prior to the 2015 legislative session.
City officials, legislators and candidates will attend, and the public is welcome.
Discussions will focus on property tax reform, transportation funding, marijuana regulations, protecting city rights of way authority and enhancing mental health resources.
City Hall Week represents a proactive approach to raising awareness of these critical issues.
City governments statewide are facing increased fiscal pressures and would like greater flexibility in managing their affairs.
City officials know best the issues that impact their communities, Mount Angel Mayor Andrew Otte said. Local officials have been elected to represent their communities and legislators are elected to represent the same constituents. City Hall Week will ensure that local voices gain the attention of legislators and candidates.